New Delhi: New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that in the last 24 hours, there were about 24000 Corona cases in Delhi. This is the highest case till date. Earlier there were 19,500, now it has become 24 thousand. The positivity rate has exceeded 24 percent. The situation is quite serious and worrisome. There is a lack of oxygen in Delhi, there is a shortage of Remdesivir. Matters are increasing at a very fast rate due to which all these things are lacking, while till a few days ago we felt that the situation was fine.
Amid escalating cases of COVID-19, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said the pandemic situation in the city has become ”very serious and worrisome”, with oxygen stock, Remdesivir and tocilizumab drugs for patients in short supply.
On Thursday and Friday, the city had recorded 16,699 and 17,282 cases, respectively.
The chief minister also said he has spoken to Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan and requested him for augmenting supplies of oxygen stock, and Remdesivir and tocilizumab drugs for COVID patients in Delhi.
Kejriwal said that the number of beds are also running out fast and the Delhi government is trying to escalate beds on a large-scale in the coming days.
“Our biggest target is to augment beds with oxygen supply attached,” he said.
In the next 3-4 days, the government will add 6,000 more beds, including 1,300 at Yamuna Sports Complex and 2,500 at Radhaswami Satsang premises, he said. Kejriwal warned strict action against hospitals that are denying patients beds despite showing availability on Delhi government’s COVID app.
He also demanded from the Centre to reserve 50 per cent of the total pool of beds in hospitals run by it in Delhi for COVID-19 patients.