Coronavirus in Delhi under control: Arvind Kejriwal
New Delhi : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday addressed a press conference and said that the situation in the national capital is under control, though the coronavirus cases are increasing but he believes that it would have been worrying if Covid-19 death toll was high.
Apprising the media of the state of healthcare infrastructure in the national capital amid the coronavirus crisis, Kejriwal said that the government hospitals at the moment have 3,829 beds for Covid-19 patients, 3,164 have oxygen available.
“Severe Covid-19 patients require oxygens hence the availability of such beds is very critical,” the chief minister said.
“Of around 4,000 hospital beds available with the government, around 1,500 are occupied while nearly 2,500 beds are unoccupied,” Kejriwal said.
At private hospitals, 509 of total 677 beds are occupied by coronavirus patients at present. Kejriwal said that 117 private hospitals across the national capital have been directed to keep 20% of their beds reserved for Covid-19 patients.
“This will lead to the availability of 2,000 more beds for Covid-19 patients,” he said.
He also claimed that most of the coronavirus cases in the national capital are either with mild symptoms or asymptomatic.
Over 3,000 active cases are currently being treated at home.
“Patients with mild symptoms or the asymptomatic ones are treated at home and are not admitted in hospitals. There are 3,414 such Covid-19 patients who are getting treated at home,” Kejriwal said.