Amid the surge in COVID-19 instances within the nationwide capital, the Delhi authorities on Monday has determined to extend the variety of beds reserved for coronavirus sufferers at a number of hospitals.
The federal government, in a media launch, said that in view of the rise in COVID-19 instances within the metropolis, it has been determined to designate an elevated variety of beds the hospitals for admitting confirmed or suspected instances of the an infection at 9 authorities hospitals.
These hospitals embody Lok Nayak Hospital (LNJP), the place beds are to be elevated from 300 to 1,000. At Baba Saheb Ambedkar Hospital, the variety of reserved beds is to be elevated from 50 to 100 whereas at Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital (GTB) Hospital it’s to be hiked to 500.
“Additional, MD/Administrators of all of the above-mentioned COVID hospitals should improve the variety of beds indicated in opposition to their hospital with quick impact and logistics required, if any, could also be sourced through the use of powers delegated below part 50 of the Catastrophe Administration Act,” the order said.
“54 massive personal hospitals, having mattress power of 100 beds or extra, are to order not less than 30 per cent of their ICU beds or double the occupancy as on April 5, whichever larger and 30 per cent of their ward mattress capability or double the occupancy, whichever larger for COVID-related therapy,” the federal government mentioned in one other order making certain that the therapy of non-COVID essential sufferers just isn’t compromised.
Delhi reported three,548 new COVID-19 instances and 15 associated deaths within the final 24 hours. The town has 14,589 lively COVID-19 instances.
(With ANI inputs)