March 9, 2021

Centre targets 6 lakh fast COVID-19 exams in Delhi; so as to add 500 ventilators, 650 ambulances

New Delhi: The Centre plans to conduct six lakh fast antigen COVID-19 exams in Delhi at 169 new services, the place 50,000 kits have already been provided, Union Minister G Kishan Reddy stated on Thursday.

He additionally stated the Central authorities goes to offer 500 extra ventilators and 650 ambulances to hospitals in Delhi, which has seen a spike in variety of coronavirus circumstances over the previous few days.

“From right now onwards, 169 testing centres can be operational in Delhi the place fast antigen methodology can be used. We now have focused to conduct six lakh exams. Individuals residing in containment zones and kin of the optimistic circumstances can go for take a look at at any of those centres,” Reddy instructed reporters right here.

The Union Minister of State for Dwelling additionally stated that as of now 50,000 fast testing kits procured from South Korea have been despatched to those 169 testing centres.

He stated Delhi at the moment has 431 ventilators and the central authorities will present 500 extra to hospitals within the metropolis. Equally, the Centre will present 650 ambulances so as to add to the 350 that town already has, he stated.

“Due to the (coronavirus) scenario, folks of Delhi have been gripped in rigidity. So, the Central authorities took the matter significantly,” he stated.

Reddy stated that following a directive of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and below the management of Dwelling Minister Amit Shah, the Centre and the Delhi authorities took sure selections for the advantage of the folks of the nationwide capital.

The ministry had on Wednesday stated {that a} whole of 16,618 take a look at samples have been collected in Delhi on June 15 and 16, whereas until June 14, the each day assortment assorted between 4,000-4,500.

So as to enhance contact-mapping in containment zones within the metropolis, well being surveys have been began and out of a complete inhabitants of two,30,466 in 242 containment zones, 1,77,692 folks have been surveyed between June 15 and 16. The remaining can be lined by June 20, it had stated.

Dwelling minister Amit Shah had a collection of conferences with Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and senior officers over the previous 4 days to strengthen Delhi’s well being infrastructure.

Shah had additionally visited nationwide capital’s LNJP hospital on Monday and took inventory of its healthcare services and gave essential directions for additional enchancment.

On Wednesday, the house ministry introduced that the value for the COVID-19 take a look at in Delhi has been mounted at Rs 2,400, as advised by a high-level committee arrange by the house minister on Sunday.

The whole variety of COVID-19 optimistic circumstances in Delhi has breached the 45,000-mark, whereas the virus has claimed about 1,400 lives within the metropolis.