New Delhi, 19 November (IANS). Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal visited DDU Hospital on Thursday. During this time, Kovid’s preparations were also reviewed. Hospital management and doctors agreed to increase the number of ICU beds from 50 to 100 on the demand of the Delhi government.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said, I am grateful to the medical director and doctors for this. There is a shortage of ICU beds. We are trying to increase ICU beds by visiting each hospital on a war footing.
CM Arvind Kejriwal while requesting the Union Home Minister said that there is some emergency of ICU beds in Delhi. The sooner the central government gives its proposed 750 ICU beds, the more they will be obliged.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said, there is a shortage of ICU beds in Delhi. We are also trying to increase that by going to each hospital on a war footing. Doctors and all medical staff are getting a lot of support in this. I am thankful to DDU that they agreed to increase ICU beds.
CM Arvind Kejriwal said, 750 ICU beds from the central government are yet to be found. Home Minister Amit Shah had said that 250 beds would be made available by Monday evening and another 250 beds would be extended by Tuesday evening. He asked to provide a total of 750 beds, including 500 beds with ventilators and 250 beds with ventilators.
According to the chief minister, we are waiting to get ICU beds from the central government right now. I hope we get these ICU beds from the Central Government at the earliest. I also request the Home Minister that there is some emergency of ICU beds in Delhi.
CM Arvind Kejriwal said that, I met the Lieutenant Governor today, we had a very long discussion on the issue of Corona. I went to inform him of the situation in Corona in Delhi. Both of us felt that though many people of Delhi are following the guidelines issued regarding Corona, but still those who are not following it, then due to them, the infection spreads. Therefore, it is necessary to instill a little fear in their mind. For this purpose, it has been decided to increase the fine. Therefore, the fine imposed on those who leave the house without wearing a mask has been increased from Rs 500 to Rs 2000. Whichever order, suggestion, advice the High Court will give us, we will follow all orders 100 percent.
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