Delhi Well being Minister Satyendra Jain spoke solely to India TV on Sunday, because the optimistic instances of coronavirus proceed to rise throughout the nationwide capital and throughout the nation. Talking for India TV’s Swasthya Sammelan 2021, the Delhi well being minister stated the state of affairs is grim in Delhi as in comparison with final yr. Earlier, one or two individuals from a locality was once contaminated, now we’re witnessing instances whereby full households are discovered to be coronavirus optimistic. Talking additional, the Delhi well being minister stated, “That is Delhi’s fourth wave, although it’s the second within the nation. Delhi is a compact space and so it’s simpler to observe the state of affairs and conduct mass testings.”
On being requested in regards to the availability of beds at hospitals, Jain stated, “Nearly 50 per cent of beds are occupied in Delhi right this moment and now we have doubled the variety of beds at numerous hospitals, seeing the rising variety of instances within the nationwide capital. We’re nonetheless arranging for extra beds.”
Explaining the significance to maintain coronavirus at bay, the Delhi well being minister stated, “Each – vaccinations and testing are equally vital to cease the unfold of coronavirus. We’re within the technique of conducting as many assessments as potential, together with vaccinations.”
“We imagine all adults needs to be eligible to obtain the coronavirus vaccine, nonetheless, we don’t have sufficient vaccines for such form of drive, we’d like extra vaccinations. As of now in Delhi, now we have vaccine inventory for practically 6 days,” he added.
“Vaccinations needs to be allowed at numerous camps and different centres as effectively and never simply at laboratories and vaccination centres,” he stated.
On being questioned about these testing optimistic for coronavirus even after being vaccinated, the Delhi well being minister stated, “It was by no means stated that an individual who’s vaccinated towards the coronavirus won’t ever catch the an infection. Even those that have obtained each the jabs have to put on face masks and observe all COVID-19 protocols.”
“We’ve got seen a decline within the variety of sufferers who’ve examined optimistic for coronavirus for the second time,” Jain stated.
“Greater than remedy, you will need to cease the unfold of the novel coronavirus. Prevention is best than care,” the Delhi well being minister stated.
In the meantime, Delhi recorded 7,897 contemporary instances of COVID-19 on Saturday, whereas 39 extra individuals died as a result of an infection, taking the loss of life toll to 11,235, in keeping with town Well being Division. The positivity charge additionally mounted to 10.21 per cent, breaching the 10 per cent for the primary time this yr.
The positivity charge mid-November final yr had stood above 15 per cent.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday stated the state authorities was not in favour of imposing lockdown within the nationwide capital, however ‘if the well being system collapsed then lockdown could be the one choice’.
“I’ll request all residents of Delhi to observe Covid-19 safety measures. I may also enchantment to the individuals to go to the hospital solely when it’s pressing.
“The Delhi authorities assures you that healthcare employees will go to you and information you for house isolation. Come to hospital provided that the case is severe,” Chief Minister stated whereas addressing a press convention.
With this, prohibition of all forms of gatherings, lowered dimension of weddings and funerals, working of public transport at half seating capability and scaled down presence in authorities places of work have been a few of the restrictions imposed by the Delhi authorities on Saturday amid a surge in COVID-19 instances. Besides this, all Delhi authorities and personal faculties may also stay closed until April 30, it stated.
A destructive RT-PCR report, not older than 72 hours previous to enterprise a journey, will probably be obligatory for individuals arriving from Maharashtra to Delhi by air. These discovered and not using a destructive report must stay quarantine for 14 days, the order stated.