Take up the fight of COVID-19 in Delhi with the services of small nursing homes and retired doctors: Center

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In the midst of uncontrolled Corona infection across the country, Union Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gaba reviewed various aspects of COVID-19 preparations in Delhi on Sunday. During the meeting, Delhi Government officials included active cases in Delhi, recent trends in deaths and positivity rates, plans for expansion and availability of medical infrastructure, status of oxygen availability, home isolation procedures and helplines, ambulance services and tests Gave a presentation. During this time Dr. V.K. Paul recommended the use of small nursing homes and hospitals to enhance the capital’s medical infrastructure, emphasizing the seriousness of the current situation.

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Home Secretary, NITI Aayog member Dr. V.K. Paul, Chief Secretary of Delhi and other senior officials of Delhi, senior officials of the Union Ministry of Health and Commissioner of Municipal Corporations of Delhi and Chairman of NDMC.

The Cabinet Secretary emphasized to meet the growing demand for Kovid beds, ICUs and ventilators to enhance medical infrastructure in Delhi at the earliest.

Along with this, he also stressed the need to make all related information about the availability of Kovid beds and other facilities and medicines available to the public through websites and apps, based on which people in need of such facilities and medicines are in the right place To reach.

A single helpline should be created and publicized to provide treatment information to the needy people. Dedicated call center staff can be hired for this helpline.

On issues related to the oxygen crisis, the Cabinet Secretary expressed grief over recent instances where people faced difficulties due to lack of adequate and timely availability of oxygen. He asked the Delhi government to make efforts to lift its allocated oxygen quota using all means and also to ensure that the available oxygen is distributed rationally and transparently to them so that there is no problem.

Along with this, on the issue of adequate medical and healthcare staff, he asked the Delhi government to make the process flexible to hire the services of retired medical professionals. The Cabinet Secretary also called for further enhancement of test facilities and timely availability of test results.


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