Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Tuesday inspected the preparations being done for the prevailing COVID-19 situation in the national capital. Shri Satyendar Jain informed that the positivity rate in the capital stood at a low of 0.04% on Monday with 17 positive cases and no deaths being reported for the past three days. He also informed that even though the positivity rate is very low, the Delhi Government has not dropped its guard and is consistently working to avoid a possible outbreak of the third COVID-19 wave in Delhi.
Health Minister also told about the preparations being made to counter the outbreak of the third wave. He told that 37,000 COVID-19 dedicated beds including 12,000 ICUs are being prepared and medical oxygen capacity along with essential drugs is also being appropriately boosted. He notified that special arrangements are being made for children and the elderly as well and the Delhi Government is monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely.
Shri Satyendar Jain stressed upon the projections of the third wave and said, “Delhi Government is making all the necessary arrangements to counter the third wave, 37,000 COVID-19 dedicated beds including 12,000 ICUs are being set up and medical facilities including the availability of sufficient oxygen and essential drugs has also been taken care of. Kejriwal Government is concerned about the health and safety of children and the elderly. We are constantly monitoring the COVID-19 situation in Delhi and also observing the situation of other states that have reopened schools. Kejriwal Government is determined to provide a safe and healthy environment to the people of Delhi.”
Shri Satyendar Jain said, “We are making all necessary arrangements but our focus is on ensuring that an outbreak of the third wave doesn’t arise in Delhi. However, vaccination is the prime key to make the situation better. With each passing day, the supply of vaccines should be increased and vaccinations should be done expeditiously to make the prevailing COVID-19 situation better in Delhi.”
While talking about the preparations against COVID-19, Health Minister said, “Kejriwal Government has directed the manufacturers to boost the manufacturing of drugs being used for the treatment of COVID-19 and no company should charge an extra amount for any drug.”
Shri Satyendar Jain further said, “We are working with all our might to ramp up the medical infrastructure and prepare it for a possible outbreak of the third wave in Delhi. We are working on all fronts but our primary focus is to ensure that a third wave doesn’t even arise in the first place.”