Increase oxygen supply to Delhi: Deputy CM Manish Sisodia urges Centre

Increase oxygen supply to Delhi: Deputy CM Manish Sisodia urges Centre

Addressing a press conference, the Chief Minister said, "Around 25,000 Covid-19 cases were reported in Delhi in the last 24 hours".

India has become the world's new Covid-19 hotspot, with more than 230,000 cases reported Saturday.

Delhi's positivity rate continued its upward climb with 30 per cent of those tested over the past 24 hours testing positive for Covid-19, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said.

"We are making all efforts at our level. Your help would be needed", Kejriwal stated.

"We are running out of ICU beds and all included we have less than 100 left at present".

FIRs Against 2 Hospitals Delhi had only 100 vacant intensive care unit (ICU) beds left, he said.

Kejriwal emphasised the shortage of oxygen in the national capital. The cases are rising very fast.

According to PTI, Kejriwal also spoke to Union home minister Amit Shah on Sunday morning stressing that the situation is worsening every moment, and more beds are required in the Delhi hospitals.

"We are getting cooperation from the Central government".

"There are a total of 10,000 beds in Delhi including that of the Central government".

"Centre has around 10,000 beds in its hospitals and at present, around 1,800 have been reserved for Covid patients". Some of these beds will come up at the Radha Soami Centre in Chhatarpur, which is being restarted. "I have sought their help in increasing the number of beds in Delhi and also to enhance the supply of high-flow oxygen at the earliest". "Last night, a private hospital told us that the shortage was so severe that they just about managed to prevent a tragedy".

Terming the COVID-19 situation in the national capital as "very serious", Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday seeking help for beds and oxygen for coronavirus patients.

The move comes after Delhi government requested the Railways to deploy COVID-care coaches in two stations. "A large number of patients are being admitted to hospitals and we are falling short of ICU beds". The national capital is now under a weekend curfew that ends on Monday at 5 am.

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