The national capital is under grip of the second wave of COVID-19. Amid the devastation, Delhi's Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital increased numbers of COVID-19 beds and added 200 additional COVID beds. All the new beds are supported with medical oxygen. The effort has been made in a bid to provide timely treatment to the COVID patients. Medical Superintendent of RML Hospital Dr Rana AK Singh said, "We were managing with 205 COVID beds but now we've increased 200 oxygen beds more in the hospital. We also have 24 ICU beds for COVID patients. We'll also convert 22 oxygen beds into ICUs." On an average, Delhi is reporting over 20,000 COVID cases in a day.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Gautam Gambhir on April 25 slammed Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal by saying Delhi CM is doing "low-level politics" over oxygen crisis and making people suffer in national capital. "What was your (Delhi CM) backup plan? Why did you not do anything in one yr? Now you write letters to all CMs for Oxygen. What happened to the 8 oxygen plants that you were setting up? You set up only 1. It's low-level politics that is making people suffer," Gambhir told ANI.
Amid complaints of oxygen shortage in Delhi hospitals, Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Saturday said that Delhi has been allotted more than the oxygen quota it had asked for and it is the state government's responsibility to rationalise and plan for it. "Each state has been assigned their quota for oxygen as per the production of oxygen in India. Even Delhi has been allotted more than the (oxygen) quota they had asked for, and Delhi CM even thanked the PM for that yesterday... Now to rationalise the quota in a timely manner and the responsibility to finely plan it lies with the state government," said Vardhan. Watch the full video for more details.
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Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan said that the national capital has been allotted more medical Oxygen than what the Delhi government had asked for. He said that it is state government's responsibility to finely plan how to rationalise the quota in a timely manner. "Delhi has been allotted more than the (oxygen) quota they had asked for, and Delhi CM even thanked PM for that yesterday. Central Governmnet ensured 'unhindered' transportation of Oxygen to Delhi. Now to rationalise the quota in a timely manner and the responsibility to finely plan it lies with state government," said Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan.
Actor-YouTuber Rahul Vohra passed away at a Delhi hospital on Sunday due to COVID-19 complications. Vohra was 35. His death is shocking as it comes hours after he had taken to social media to plead for his life.
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Delhi Govt says 'only enough Covaxin to last only a day and Covishield enough for around four days, in an SOS to the Centre. Sonia Gandhi on Monday demanded that the party take note of serious setbacks. The Delhi High Court on Monday agreed to hear tomorrow a petition seeking an interim stay on the construction of Central Vista during the peak phase of the pandemic. Jailed Pinjra Tod activist Natasha Narwal was granted a three-week interim bail by the Delhi high court on Monday to conduct the last rites of her father. Kangana Ranaut's post announcing she had tested positive for COVID-19 has been deleted by Instagram, the actress revealed in an Instagram story.
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Amid crippling COVID-19 situation in national capital, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on May 09 announced that metro rail services will remain suspended till 5 am on May 17. Delhi entered into an extended period of lockdown with strict restrictions to further curb the COVID surge. Positivity rate of Delhi dipped to 23% from 35% amid lockdown restrictions.
Hitting out at the Arvind Kejriwal government amid COVID crisis, Delhi BJP president Adesh Gupta said when BJP and RSS are helping people during oxygen shortage, Delhi government and MLAs are involved in black-marketing. "At a time when people of Delhi are gasping for oxygen, BJP, RSS and other organisations are helping people, Delhi Governments ministers and MLAs are involved in black-marketing and hoarding of medicines and oxygen. Delhi Govt and AAP are responsible for this crisis," said Delhi's BJP president.
Delhi BJP president Adesh Gupta on May 09 hit out at Arvind Kejriwal government over mismanagement of COVID crisis. "Earlier on March 6, Central government warned Delhi government about the arrangements of procurement of oxygen but they didn't do anything. But when they got pressure from hospitals, they (Delhi govt) on April 18 started looking for vendors for cryogenic oxygen tanker," said Delhi's BJP president.
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