Delhi govt sets up 500-bed Covid Care Centre at CWG Village
New Delhi, July 1 : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, here on Wednesday, reviewed the facilities at the newly established 500-bed Covid Care Centre at the Commonwealth Games (CWG) Village. The centre will be attached to the LNJP Hospital.
“500 beds have been installed and the Doctors For You, an NGO, is supporting us in setting up this facility. There are separate wards for men and women, and stay-in facilities for doctors and nurses,” said Kejriwal.
Many banquet halls were being acquired and new centres, like this, would be set up in the coming days, the Chief Minister added.
He said the Delhi government was preparing for all possible situations, considering the unpredictability of the coronavirus. “Our efforts and preparations will continue,” he said, adding the cases in the national capital had gone down considerably.
“On June 23, around 4,000 new cases were reported. It has gone down to 2,200 cases (reported on Tuesday). We may not need these many beds, but we are ready for any situation,” the Chief Minister said.
The 51-year-old leader said the plasma bank, set up at the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, would be inaugurated on Thursday.
Kejriwal said compared with last month, the number of cases in Delhi were decreasing and the situation seemed to be getting under control. “I hope and pray that the facilities created and beds installed across the city are not required. But if they are, then we should not be caught lacking,” he said.
The increase in testing and the low positivity rate were good signs, he said and added, the recovery rate had increased.
“Of the 87,000 coronavirus cases, around 58,000 people have recovered. The death rate has also reduced considerably,” Kejriwal said.