Covid Crisis Delhi
Despite all efforts Capital city of the country stands at 2nd position just after Maharashtra in terms of total number of active cases and the way Chief Minister Mr Kejriwal was boasting of perfect arrangements to fight with it proved hollow and now the state machinery is struggling to bring the situation in control. So much so that arch political rival and Union home minister Mr Amit Shah had to intervene . Mr Amit Shah did a series of Meetings with Chief Minister and Bureaucrats to ensure availability of beds and increase in testing capacity. Around 500 Isolation coach has been provided to increase bed availability as 80000 beds will be required by end of Covid Crisis Delhi July.
The government had also considered recommendations by Dr V K Paul committee to cap testing and bed charges plus prices for PPE and ICU as there were complains of exorbitant charging by few private players.Now testing charges fixed at Rs2400 which private hospitals are not finding comfortable with.Some private hospital owners said that after this capping there will be less testing because it doesn’t cover the cost.Until now the cost was Rs 4500 if Private hospitals take sample and uses their kit,Rs3500 if Government collected the sample and Private labs used their kits to test and Rs 2200 if the government collected the sample and used their kits.Government has also started rapid antigen testing which will surely help people get tested.
Amit Shah also said that there will be house to house survey of covid cases in present 241 containment zones across the city and aggressive contact tracing in equal no of buffer zones across the hotspots.Six senior IAS officers also deputed from center to look after management of resources.Also a panel has been set up to allocate 60% private hospital beds at low rate.To bring all political parties on one page against covid fight he had also convened an all party meeting. more related covid 19 click on it. Covid Crisis Delhi