Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain Speaks About The Third Wave Of COVID-19: Watch
While updating the press about the COVID-19 situation, Delhi Health Minister spoke about the Third Wave of COVID.
The Delhi Health Minister, Satyendar Jain spoke of a third wave of COVID-19. While updating the press about the current situation, Delhi Health Minister said, “About 6,800 beds are occupied in Delhi due to COVID-19 while 9,000 are available. We can call this the third wave of COVID cases, but we have focused on aggressive testing in the last 15 days so the spike can be attributed to that too.” He also added, “We are going to the Supreme Court to address the High Court overturn of our mandate to reserve 80% beds as ICU beds in private hospitals because the main issue is of availability of ICU beds.”
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The CM of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal, spoke about this issue as well. He said that the Delhi government would move the Supreme Court to vacate the stay imposed by Delhi HC on the city’s administration’s order of reserving 80% of ICU beds for COVID-19 patients in 33 private hospitals. Earlier, the Delhi Government had maintained that it would wait for a week before deciding whether a third wave has hit the national capital. According to a news portal, the CM’s statement came after Delhi reported 6,725 new cases on Tuesday and the overall cases raised to 400,000.
Kejriwal also said that he would hold a meeting to review the COVID-19 management on Thursday. According to a report, he informed the public that Delhi reported a surge in COVID-19 cases over the past few days, He also called it a third wave of the pandemic in the city because at the end of September and the start of October, the daily cases dropped below 3,000″ The report suggests that he urged the public not to panic. He also assured the people that he is closely monitoring the situation.
Kejriwal also said that there is no scarcity of COVIID-19 beds in Delhi. He also stated that there is no scarcity of any form of health infrastructure in Delhi. He assured that the issue of few ICU beds with ventilators lying vacant will be resolved in a day or two once the SC vacates the stay by HC. According to the CM, the Delhi Government will take a call whether firecrackers would be allowed this Diwali or not.
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