New Delhi: The Union Home Ministry on Thursday said that due to joint efforts, there has been a significant improvement in the condition related to Covid-19 in the national capital in recent times, where the rate of recovery of patients, as well as cases of infection, has improved. The duration of doubling has increased, while the number of infected people increased to 1,07,051 after 2,187 new cases of coronavirus were reported in Delhi on Thursday.
According to the Bulletin of the Health Department of Delhi, the number of deaths due to 45 more deaths due to infection increased to 3,258. The number of patients in Delhi is now 21,567, which is the lowest in the last 28 days (since June 12). In addition, 4,027 people have recovered, the highest in the past 19 days (since June 21), according to the bulletin. So far 82,226 people have been cured of the disease in Delhi, due to which the rate of recovery of patients has increased to 76 per cent. The national rate of recovery of patients is 62 per cent.
Punya Salila Srivastava, Joint Secretary of the Ministry of Home Affairs, told the press conference that the Ministry has been holding constant meetings with the state governments in Delhi-National Capital Region (NCR) to improve the epidemic situation. He said that national-level experts are also involved in these meetings and some important decisions have been taken. Srivastava said that these decisions include control over the cost of Covid-19 treatment in private hospitals, arranging additional beds in the national capital, enhancing investigative capacity through rapid antigen technology, meticulous marking of detached areas, contact with all affected people Includes steps such as locating people and effective use of information technology systems. Apart from this, AIIMS Delhi Consulting Telemedicine facility is available for all Covid-19 hospitals in the country for medical management of the disease.
She said, “The situation has improved with joint efforts in Delhi. Rapid antigen technology is being used on a large scale, which is increasing the testing capacity. More than 20 thousand tests are being done every day. “Despite the increase in testing capacity every day, the number of under-treated patients in Delhi is under control,” she said. She added that those recovering from coronavirus infection in the national capital. The rate is about 72 per cent and the duration of infection cases has doubled to 29.7 days (or about 30 days). The official said that the number of beds in hospitals for treatment of Covid-19 patients in Delhi has been increased. “As of June 1, 4,456 beds were available in hospitals,” she said. There are now 15,096 beds available. As of July 8, 10,237 beds were empty, which is about 68 per cent of the availability.
Srivastava said that the situation was changed by the Sardar Patel COVID care centre located at Chhatarpur here, where the best facility was ensured for the residents of Delhi within 12 days. This is an example for the whole country. She said that ‘Unlock-2’ guidelines have been implemented from July 1 and state-wise permission is being given for activities outside the restricted areas. However, the lockdown will remain strictly in force till 31 July in the locked areas. The official said, “Permission has now been granted for all economic activities. Compliance with national guidelines such as wearing masks, keeping a proper distance from each other is paramount.” She said that compliance with the national guidelines is being closely monitored.