Delhi CM visits COVID-19 facility at Radha Soami Satsang Beas
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal visited the ITBP's Radha Soami COVID-19 care facility in Delhi's Chhatarpur on Monday and thanked the Union government for providing doctors and medical staff at the center which has 500 oxygen-supported beds. He said 200 ICU beds will be arranged at the facility. "Visited the Radha Soami facility this morning, 500 oxygen beds start today," Kejriwal tweeted after the visit.
More beds will be added in next few days: Kejriwal
"More beds will be added in the next few days. We will also start 200 ICU beds here. Grateful to Babaji for helping us. Thank you Central government for providing doctors and medical staff of ITBP," Kejriwal further tweeted.
Here is what Kejriwal tweeted
Visited the Radha Saomi facility this morning. 500 oxygen beds start today. More beds will be added in the next few days. We will also start 200 ICU beds here. Grateful to Babaji for helping us. Thank you Central govt for providing doctors and medical staff of ITBP. pic.twitter.com/23j4uNewsa— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) April 26, 2021
SPCCC will provide treatment free of cost: ITBP spokesperson
The Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel COVID-19 Care Center (SPCCC) at Radha Soami Satsang Beas in south Delhi is operated by the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP). "SPCCC will provide treatment free of cost. No walk-in admissions will be made," ITBP spokesperson Vivek Kumar Pandey had said, adding admission to the center will be made on reference by the district surveillance officers (DSO).
Delhi is currently facing acute shortage of oxygen beds
A brief standard operating procedure issued on Sunday said patients after getting a reference from a DSO will report at the reception of SPCCC and after initial documentation, their physical examination will be done and subsequently, they will be admitted. Delhi is facing an acute shortage of oxygen beds for serious COVID-19 patients and has almost run out of ICU facilities amid soaring infections.
Delhi government has extended the lockdown till May 3
Meanwhile, in light of the worsening COVID-19 situation in Delhi, the ongoing lockdown has been extended by one more week till next Monday (May 3), Kejriwal had announced on Sunday. A six-day lockdown had been imposed in the city last Monday. Notably, the number of COVID-19 infections and mortalities in Delhi has failed to decline.
Delhi reported 22,933 fresh COVID-19 cases on Sunday
Delhi reported 22,933 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Sunday taking the national capital's tally of active cases to 94,592 while the infection rate is 30.21 percent as per the latest figures. According to the Delhi government's health department, the city also recorded 350 coronavirus-related deaths in the last 24 hours. The novel coronavirus has claimed 14,248 lives in Delhi to date.