1200 new ICU beds to be added by May 10 in Delhi
New Delhi : Delhi will get additional 1200 ICU beds by May 10, said CM Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday. He also called the second wave of infection as dangerous and contagious.
Mr CM announced that a 500 ICU bed-facility will come up at Ramlila Maidan, while another facility having similar capacity will be set up near city's GTB Hospital.
He also paid a visit to both the locations with Health Minister Satyendar Jain and a senior officer.
He said 200 ICU beds are also being readied at Radha Soami Satsang Beas in Delhi's Chhatarpur area.
"It has been noticed that the current wave is particularly dangerous. It is supremely contagious and those who are contracting it are not able to recover as swiftly as was noticed in the previous wave," Mr Kejriwal said in an online media briefing.
Demands for ICU beds have increased suddenly due to the deadly coronavirus wave and CM admitted that it is getting difficult to meet the demand for the government.
All hospitals at this point are running over and above their real capacity, beds are full, including ICU beds, the Chief Minister added.
Addressing an online conference, he confirmed that the new 1200 ICU beds will be readied by May 10.
"I believe they will relieve the load from the hospitals and aid the people of Delhi. We are continuously working towards increasing the health capacities of the state and ensuring help reaches the person who needs it," he said.
"I believe that by working together, we will be able to defeat this second wave as well," he added.