Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on December 01 said that the labs allotted by the Centre Government are taking more than 24 hours in providing reports.
Replying on increasing RTPCR test to 60,000 till November 30th, he said Centre told Delhi govt to provide more labs and if labs given to Delhi govt with 24 result assurance then the RTPCR test can be increased.
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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In wake of the rising COVID cases in the national capital, Delhi government is planning to increase the quantity of beds for COVID patients. Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain informed that only 2% beds are occupied. Satyendar Jain 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%. We have also requested central govt to increase beds to their current tally of 1,090." Delhi reported 10,774 new cases and 48 deaths in the last 24 hours. Total caseload of the national capital stood at 7,25,197.
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain has said that it is left with a stock of Covid vaccine for only 4 to 5 days. ‘The vaccination drive is going well in Delhi. We received some vaccines yesterday. We have stock for four to five days. We have demanded more and we will get it,’ Jain said. He also slammed the Centre over its allegation of less vaccination of health workers in some states. Jain said that this is not a matter of politics and urged all stakeholders to work together to tide over the crisis. Meanwhile, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has also written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to open up vaccination for all adults. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Actor Rahul Roy revealed in a lengthy Instagram opost that he and his family had tested positive for coronavirus, but here's the catch, none of them had left the house in 14 days.
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On the second day of Ramzan month, people visited Mecca Masjid in Hyderabad on April 15 to offer early morning prayers. People without masks won't be allowed and sanitizers have been placed in the Mosque premises. Speaking to ANI, Haafiz Mohammad Haneef, the Muezzin of Mecca Masjid, said that there are regular announcements through loud speakers for the people coming to the mosque to offer Namaz by following all the instructions of the government and pray to Allah to end this deadly disease soon. "Use of sanitizers and masks is compulsory to enter the mosque and people are instructed to sanitize themselves before entering the mosque and after leaving," he added. Shoaib, a local said, "We are using masks, which is compulsory for us to enter the mosque. The people are using sanitizers and maintaining social distance and also following all COVID norms."
A viral video shows a man assaulting a police personnel in Delhi. The alleged assault took place on April 1 in Uttam Nagar area. The cop, identified as Sushil, was allegedly assaulted by a gym-owner. Sushil was earlier posted as a PSO to a person named Sanjay Gupta, police said. When Sushil went to meet Gupta, the cop & Gupta's relative got into an argument. Sushil was then allegedly beaten up by Gupta's younger brother & his accomplice. Delhi Police said details are being verified; matter being taken very seriously. Investigation is underway. Watch the full video for more.
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A major fire broke in a slum area on the night of April 14 in Paschim Puri's Shaheed Bhagat Singh camp located in West Delhi. Fire tenders rushed to the spot to douse massive flames. No casualties have been reported so far. Further details are awaited.
In a joint venture of Municipal Corporation and Neuberg Supratech, drive-through RT-PCR testing has been launched at GMDC Ground in Ahmedabad on April 14 to ramp up COVID testing amid rising cases. Those who came for the test, have to scan QR code. After registration, their vehicles are allowed inside for testing. Director of Neuberg Supratech Laboratory, Dr Sandip Shah said, "It's a joint venture and first time initiative in the country. We are assumed to take around 5000-6000 samples through drive through testing and disposing off a car within 3 minutes. We will provide reports within 36 hours. It will help to contain COVID by limiting the rush."
With the surge in COVID-19 cases, East Coast Railway and Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation have set up six counters at Bhubaneswar Railway Station to check the passengers coming from other states. Director of Bhubaneswar Railway Station, Chittaranjan Nayak said, "BMC and East Coast Railway have taken initiative for the people coming from other states who had not done RT PCR test within 72 hours and has not taken doses of COVID vaccine are being registered here and passengers having symptoms are sent for quarantine and are being tracked taking their details."
Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said that in Maharashtra, average daily cases on week basis have grown significantly and reached a level of 57,000 plus and RT-PCR tests are progressively coming down. "In Maharashtra you'll find that average daily cases, week on week, have grown significantly and reached a level of 57,000 plus. Tests per million are growing but not keeping pace with growth of average daily cases. If you look at share of RT-PCR tests, it's progressively coming down," he said.