Delhi's COVID-19 vaccine stock will only last 4-5 days, says Health Minister Satyendar Jain
Thursday, 8 April 2021 () Even as COVID-19 cases continue to rise at an alarming rate in the national capital, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Thursday said the COVID-19 vaccine stock will last for the next four to five days.
Delhi's Health Minister Satyendar Jain on April 08 informed that vaccination drive is going well in Delhi and have stock for 4 to 5 days. "The vaccination drive is going well in Delhi. We received some vaccines yesterday. We have stock for 4-5 days. We have demanded more and we will get it," said...
While the COVID-19 situation remains serious in the national capital, Health Minister Satyendar Jain said that there are 18,923 beds in Delhi as of now, of which 16,461 beds are occupied and 2,462 beds are vacant. "COVID facility at Commonwealth Games Village has become operational and we are trying to add more beds," Minister Jain added.
Amid rising Covid-19 cases, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain urged people to stay home and leave homes only if necessary. Speaking to the media, Jain said, "Currently we have 13,000 beds and there is no shortage of ventilators. Patients from Delhi and other states are being admitted." "The numbers of hospital beds (for availability) is being revised twice a day on the Delhi Corona App," he said adding that people should visit hospitals only after going through the app. The Health Minister also said that there is no slowdown in Covid-19 cases. India reported highest daily spike with 1,84,372 new cases, as per data on Wednesday. Watch the full video for more.
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Amid surge in coronavirus cases in national capital, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on April 14 informed that that there more than 13,000 and hospitals are admitting people from other states. "Delhi government has increased beds to more than 13,000. We are constantly increasing number of beds. Delhi is having double the beds other states are having. Delhi hospitals are admitting people from other states also," the Minister said. "Delhi government app is not showing false data. It takes time to get it updated. People should check the app and call the hospital before going there, even phone numbers of the hospitals have been provided on the app," he added.
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain appealed to people to step out of their homes only if necessary. Jain also requested the Centre to scale up Covid beds in Delhi’s hospitals. “Delhi and the whole country are witnessing new Covid-19 levels. I would appeal to the citizens to step out of their house only if necessary and wear a mask when stepping out," he said. “We added 5,000 more beds last week and will add more. At present, there are 5,525 beds in Delhi. 190 beds are occupied which amounts to 2 per cent of the total beds. We have requested the Centre to provide more beds,” said Jain. Delhi reported 10,774 new cases and 48 deaths in the last 24 hours. Watch the full video for more.
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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi tested positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday. The Congress leader took to Twitter and said he is experiencing mild symptoms. Rahul asked those who came in his contact recently to follow safety protocols. The Congress leader had earlier cancelled his poll rallies in West Bengal due to rising Covid-19 cases. Earlier on Monday, former Indian Prime Minister and senior Congress leader Dr Manmohan Singh tested positive for Covid. Singh was admitted to AIIMS in Delhi. Watch the full video for more details.
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Commerce Secretary of Government of India, Anup Wadhawan said that efforts are underway on a war footing to make oxygen supplies available amid increase in demand due to COVID-19. "DPIT (Dept for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade) is coordinating it. The efforts are underway on a war footing to make oxygen supplies available. It's being coordinated on a 24x7 basis. Supplies position will improve tremendously in my understanding," said Anup Wadhawan.
Migrant workers in large numbers are returning to their hometowns due to prevailing COVID situation. Lucknow's bus stand was crowded with workers returning from Delhi, Maharashtra and Gujarat. Several workers have lost their jobs due to pandemic.
Delhi Police created a green corridor for two oxygen tankers from Uttar Pradesh and Haryana borders to reach a COVID-19 hospital in outer Delhi's Paschim Vihar. The two tankers carrying 19,500 litres of liquid oxygen from Uttar Pradesh and Haryana borders had been stuck in the traffic. The police received information around 11.30 pm on Monday and immediately teams were rushed to ensure smooth passage for the containers. The two tankers were then escorted by Delhi police till the hospital. 235 Covid patients were at risk due to the shortage of oxygen in the hospital. Watch the full video for all the details.
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