Enhanced testing, house to house survey: MHA’s measures to improve Delhi’s COVID situation

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The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has taken a slew of measures put up a key assembly on the worsening COVID-19 situation within the nationwide capital. From enhanced testing to growing ICU beds and conducting house to house surveys, the ministry has come out with plenty of choices that may assist carry situation in Delhi underneath management. Earlier on Tuesday, Delhi recorded 6,396 recent COVID-19 circumstances, taking the an infection tally within the nationwide capital to over 4.95 lakh, at the same time as 99 new fatalities pushed the toll to 7,812. 

In an announcement, the ministry stated that the DRDO will add 250 ICU beds to its already current 250 ICU beds. It may even create 35 BIPAP beds in subsequent three to 4 days at its COVID hospital close to Delhi airport.

“Already 45 doctors & 160 para-medics from CAPFs have reached Delhi for deployment at DRDO hospital near Delhi airport and at COVID care centre at Chhatarpur. Remaining doctors and medics to reach Delhi in next few days,” the ministry stated. 

The house ministry has additionally constituted 10 multi-disciplinary groups to go to greater than 100 non-public hospitals in Delhi for assessing mattress utilization and testing capability and to establish further ICU beds on instructions of Union Home Minister Amit Shah.

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Meanwhile, Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) has dispatched 250 ventilators from Bengaluru that are anticipated to attain Delhi by weekend. Ministry of Health has delivered 35 BIPAP machines to the DRDO COVID facility close to Delhi airport. 25 BIPAP machines for Delhi Govt will likely be offered by the Health Ministry. 

The house ministry additionally stated that it was planning for house to house survey in Delhi in superior stage. The survey is predicted to start by weekend and will likely be accomplished by November 25. The ICMR & Delhi govt are working collectively to improve RT-PCR testing to 60,000 exams by November finish. Testing capability has already been enhanced by 10,000 exams/day on November 17, the house ministry stated.

To carry testing nearer to Delhi residents as directed by Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) will assist Govt of Delhi in deploying 10 cell testing labs for COVID with whole capability of 20,000 exams in phased method starting subsequent week, the MHA assertion learn. 

ICMR may even assist in augmenting capability by 2,000 exams of current Delhi labs by deploying extra manpower, growing variety of shifts and putting extra tools and thru engagement with pvt sector labs. Aiming to attain testing stage of  60,000 RT-PCR exams per day by November finish, the ministry stated. 

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