Union Minister G Kishan Reddy announced today that the Centre plans to conduct six lakh rapid antigen Covid-19 tests in Delhi at 169 new facilities being set up in the capital where 50,000 kits have already been supplied.
As per the plan, the central government will rovide 500 additional ventilators and 650 ambulances to hospitals in Delhi, which has seen a spike in number of coronavirus cases over the past few days, “From today onwards, 169 testing centres will be operational in Delhi where rapid antigen methodology will be used. We have targeted to conduct six lakh tests. People living in containment zones and relatives of the positive cases can go for test in any of these centres,” Reddy told reporters in New Delhi.
As of now 50,000 rapid testing kits procured from South Korea have been sent to these 169 testing centres.
Currently has 431 ventilators and the central government will provide 500 more to hospitals in the city.
Similarly, the central government will provide 650 ambulances to add to the 350 that the city already has, he said.
“Because of the (coronavirus) situation, people of Delhi were gripped with tension. So, the Central government took the matter seriously,” he said.