A short lived 500-ICU mattress facility has been arrange at Delhi’s iconic Ram Leela Maidan to assist accommodate critically sick Covid sufferers hit onerous by the virulent second wave of infections. The huge facility was arrange in simply 15 days, mentioned Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
Beginning Saturday, the hospital will likely be practical with 250 beds; the remaining will likely be operational two days later, mentioned Mr Kejriwal after visiting the ability at the moment.
“I salute our docs, engineers and staff who labored around the clock on struggle footing and constructed these 500 ICU beds in simply 15 days at Ramlila maidan opp LNJP hospital. 250 ICU beds begin tomo and 250 in subsequent two days,” tweeted Mr Kejriwal.
I salute our docs, engineers and staff who labored around the clock on struggle footing and constructed these 500 ICU beds in simply 15 days at Ramlila maidan opp LNJP hospital. 250 ICU beds begin tomo and 250 in subsequent two days. pic.twitter.com/Ufo4udyaUg
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) May 14, 2021
The town recorded 8,500 contemporary COVID-19 circumstances previously 24 hours, the primary time the determine has dipped beneath 10,000 since April 10. The town’s check positivity fee has additionally dipped to 12 per cent, Mr Kejriwal mentioned throughout a digital press convention.
Round 3,000 beds have cleared up previously 10 days, he mentioned, indicating that the second wave was easing within the metropolis.
He mentioned, nonetheless, that the variety of sufferers in essential situation stays appreciable as a result of the ICU beds haven’t been freed up a lot.
The Chief Minister added new oxygen beds have been being made, cylinders have been being purchased, and ICU beds being ready.
Earlier on Tuesday, Mr Kejriwal mentioned there will likely be no scarcity of ICU or oxygen beds in Delhi after opening of a 500-bed facility on the metropolis’s Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital.
“Coronavirus circumstances are happening in Delhi… so is the second wave. Along with your co-operation the lockdown was profitable and we have elevated the variety of oxygen beds previously few days. Yesterday we arrange 500 new ICU beds close to GTB Hospital,” the Chief Minister mentioned.
“Now there is no such thing as a scarcity of ICU and oxygen beds in Delhi,” he added.
Just some weeks in the past, sufferers have been struggling to get admitted to hospitals and well being amenities sending SOS concerning the dire scarcity of medical oxygen.
Delhi is below lockdown until Might 17 to interrupt the chain of transmission.