CM Kejriwal desires 1,000 ICU beds in centre-run hospitals, says air pollution behind excessive severity of third wave

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Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal calls for 1,000 ICU beds in centre-run hospitals for Covid sufferers 

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to order a further 1,000 ICU beds within the central government-run hospitals within the nationwide capital for coronavirus sufferers. He stated that beds must be reserved for Covid sufferers until the third wave lasts.

Kejriwal informed PM Modi that the nationwide capital noticed a peak of eight,600 COVID instances on November 10 and that the variety of instances and positivity fee is steadily reducing since. The Chief Minister additionally expressed hope that this pattern will proceed within the coming days.

Delhi is witnessing a contemporary wave of Covid. As many as 121 individuals misplaced their lives in Delhi on Monday because of coronavirus, taking the variety of deaths in November alone to 1,950. The general toll within the nationwide capital is eight,512. Monday’s toll was additionally the second-highest up to now within the nation’s capital. Monday’s toll was the sixth time in 12 days that the day by day variety of deaths crossed the 100-mark in Delhi.

Kejriwal informed PM Modi that the excessive severity of the third wave of COVID is because of many elements, air pollution being an essential one. He additionally sought the Centre’s intervention to do away with air pollution brought on by stubble-burning in adjoining states.

The Prime Minister on Tuesday interacted through video-conferencing with the Chief Ministers of the states which might be witnessing a surge within the variety of coronavirus instances to overview the pandemic scenario. The assembly was attended by Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot, Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar, Kerala CM P Vijayan, and Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel.

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