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Union Home Minister Amit Shah Reviews Delhi COVID-19 Situation says MHA

Honorable Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah yesterday 15th November 2020 reviewed the COVID-19 Situation in Delhi in the backdrop of rising number of cases and also, the increasing strain on the capacity of medical infrastructure in the hospital of the capital.

For this meeting attended by Union Health Minister, Lt. Governor, Delhi; Chief Minister, Delhi; Health Minister, Delhi; Home Secretary; Secretary, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW); Dr. V.K Paul; Director, AIIMS; Director General, ICMR; Secretary, DRDO; Director General, Armed Forces Medical Services (DGAFMS) and other senior officials.

Shri Amit Shah directs Ministry of Health & Family Welfare to make arrangements for requisite numbers of BIPAP machines and high flow nasal canulas to the Delhi Government within the next 48 hours House-to-house survey in the entire Delhi to be conducted by the teams of AIIMS, Government of NCT of Delhi and MCDs.

Also, MOHF&W to issue a standard protocol for plasma therapy and plasma administration for treatment of COVID-19 patients immediately, Mobile testing labs to be deployed by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare and ICMR in areas where poor and vulnerable sections of the society reside and also, 250-300 beds with ICUs to be added to the existing medical facility of DRDO at Dhaula Kuan.

Also, Union Home Minister directs The 10,000 bed Covid Care Centre established at Chattarpur will also be strengthened with a view to enhance availability of beds with oxygen capacity & Dedicated multi-departmental teams to visit all the private hospitals in Delhi to physically check the availability of Covid-19 medical infrastructure vis-a-vis the admission status.

Union Home Minister specifically emphasized the need to keep track of Covid-19 patients who are in home isolation and ensure that they are shifted to regular hospitals as soon as urgent medical attention is deemed necessary

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