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Railways To Provide 800 Beds At Delhi’s Shakur Basti Railway Station As Part Of COVID-19 Preparedness: Ministry Of Home Affairs

The Misintry of Home Affairs has constituted 10 multi-disciplinary teams to visit more than 100 private hospitals in Delhi for assessing bed utilisation and COVID-19 testing capacity

Railways To Provide 800 Beds At Delhi's Shakur Basti Railway Station As Part Of COVID-19 Preparedness: Ministry Of Home Affairs
Highlights
  • 45 doctors and 160 paramedics have reached Delhi: Ministry of Home Affairs
  • 5 RT-PCR labs in Delhi have started functioning round the clock: MHA
  • The Ministry has arranged for 250 ventilators from Bengaluru for Delhi

New Delhi: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Wednesday (November 18) informed about the status of measures announced by Union Home Minister Amit Shah to contain COVID-19 spread in Delhi and said that the Indian Railways is making available train coaches with 800 beds at Shakur Basti railway station. “Indian Railways making available train coaches with 800 beds at Shakur Basti railway station. Doctors & para-medics from CAPFs to man these coaches as COVID care cum isolation facility, following meeting chaired by Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Nov 15,” the MHA Spokesperson tweeted.

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The MHA said that 45 doctors and 160 paramedics from CAPFs have reached Delhi for deployment at DRDO hospital near Delhi airport and at COVID care centre at Chhatarpur.

It said that DRDO will add 250 ICU beds and will set up 35 BIPAP beds in the next 3-4 days at its COVID hospital near Delhi airport.

The ministry said that 5 RT-PCR labs including at AIIMS, Delhi have already started functioning round the clock and working is underway to conduct 60,000 RT-PCR tests per day by November end.

This comes after Union Home Minister Amit Shah chaired a meeting to review the pandemic situation in the national capital on November 15 and later announced several measures, including doubling of RT-PCR tests and strengthening medical infrastructure, to bring under control Delhi’s rising number of coronavirus cases.

Following Union Home Minister Amit Shah holding meeting on Delhi COVID situation on Nov 15 slew of measures underway. DRDO to add 250 ICU beds to its already existing 250 ICU beds & also to create 35 BIPAP beds in next 3 to 4 days at its COVID hospital near Delhi airport, MHA spokesperson tweeted.

“In another step taken after meeting held by Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Nov 15 on Delhi COVID, already 45 doctors & 160 para-medics from CAPFs have reached Delhi for deployment at DRDO hospital near Delhi airport and at COVID care centre at Chhatarpur,” the Spokesperson said in another tweet.

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The Ministry has also constituted 10 multi-disciplinary teams to visit more than 100 private hospitals in Delhi for assessing bed utilisation and testing capacity and to identify extra ICU beds on the directions of the Union Home Minister.

The ministry said that Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) has dispatched 250 ventilators from Bengaluru and are expected to reach Delhi by the weekend.

Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) has dispatched 250 ventilators from Bengaluru. Expected to reach Delhi by weekend, as directed by Union Home Minister Amit Shah. Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has delivered 35 BIPAP machines to DRDO COVID facility near Delhi airport, MHA spokesperson tweeted.

The MHA said that the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare will provide 25 BIPAP machines to the Delhi government.

Planning for house to house survey in Delhi in advanced stage, after Union Home MinisterAmit Shah held meeting on Nov 15 on Delhi COVID situation. Survey expected to begin by the weekend and completed by 25 November, the spokesperson tweeted.

Also Read: Number Of Available COVID-19 ICU Beds To Be Increased To 6,000 In Delhi: NITI Aayog

The Spokesperson said that the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) will help the Delhi government in deploying 10 mobile testing labs for COVID with a total capacity of 20,000 tests in a phased manner beginning next week.

In another step directed by Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and Govt of NCT of Delhi working together to enhance RT-PCR testing capacity to 60,000 tests by end November. Testing capacity already enhanced by10,000 tests/day on November 17, MHA spokesperson tweeted.

“ICMR also to help in augmenting capacity by 2,000 tests of existing Delhi labs by deploying more manpower, increasing number of shifts & placing more equipment & thru engagement with pvt sector labs. Aiming to reach testing level of 60,000 RT-PCR tests per day by November end,” the spokesperson said in another tweet.

Also Read: Union Home Minister Amit Shah Announces Measures To Curb COVID-19 Spread In Delhi, RT-PCR Tests To Be Doubled

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World

26,43,68,460Cases
22,50,84,762Active
3,40,45,666Recovered
52,38,032Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 196 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 26,43,68,460 and 52,38,032 have died; 22,50,84,762 are active cases and 3,40,45,666 have recovered as on December 3, 2021 at 1:36 pm.

India

3,46,15,757 9,216Cases
99,976 213Active
3,40,45,666 8,612Recovered
4,70,115 391Deaths
In India, there are 3,46,15,757 confirmed cases including 4,70,115 deaths. The number of active cases is 99,976 and 3,40,45,666 have recovered as on December 3, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

66,37,221 796

10,882 180

64,85,290 952

1,41,049 24

Kerala

51,51,919 4,700

45,030 252

50,66,034 4,128

40,855 320

Karnataka

29,96,833 363

6,772 169

29,51,845 191

38,216 3

Tamil Nadu

27,28,350 715

8,155 45

26,83,691 748

36,504 12

Andhra Pradesh

20,73,252 159

2,138 11

20,56,670 169

14,444 1

Uttar Pradesh

17,10,417 12

93 1

16,87,413 11

22,911

West Bengal

16,17,408 657

7,690 22

15,90,208 667

19,510 12

Delhi

14,41,190 217

307 21

14,15,785 196

25,098

Odisha

10,49,597 252

2,211 26

10,38,971 276

8,415 2

Chhattisgarh

10,06,870 37

328 12

9,92,949 25

13,593

Rajasthan

9,54,827 21

213 10

9,45,659 11

8,955

Gujarat

8,27,570 50

318 25

8,17,158 24

10,094 1

Madhya Pradesh

7,93,199 12

128 4

7,82,543 8

10,528

Haryana

7,71,760 27

178 9

7,61,528 18

10,054

Bihar

7,26,230 5

32 0

7,16,534 4

9,664 1

Telangana

6,76,376 189

3,680 50

6,68,701 137

3,995 2

Assam

6,17,163 124

2,535 77

6,08,517 198

6,111 3

Punjab

6,03,352 32

344 13

5,86,402 18

16,606 1

Jharkhand

3,49,271 15

95 1

3,44,035 13

5,141 1

Uttarakhand

3,44,325 22

182 4

3,36,735 18

7,408

Jammu And Kashmir

3,37,263 177

1,697 10

3,31,089 167

4,477

Himachal Pradesh

2,27,354 85

835 29

2,22,669 113

3,850 1

Goa

1,79,046 56

367 40

1,75,295 16

3,384

Mizoram

1,35,765 315

3,717 55

1,31,545 368

503 2

Puducherry

1,28,998 33

299 10

1,26,826 23

1,873

Manipur

1,25,269 33

663 4

1,22,627 28

1,979 1

Tripura

84,835 15

94 6

83,916 8

825 1

Meghalaya

84,534 24

296 2

82,764 25

1,474 1

Chandigarh

65,475 4

65 1

64,590 5

820

Arunachal Pradesh

55,285 6

36 1

54,969 5

280

Sikkim

32,267 15

137 10

31,727 5

403

Nagaland

32,128 3

128 5

31,302 6

698 2

Ladakh

21,642 41

306 21

21,122 20

214

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,683

0 1

10,679 1

4

Lakshadweep

10,397 1

18 8

10,328 9

51

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,686 3

7 2

7,550 1

129

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