New Delhi: Amid the third wave of Covid-19 infections in the national capital, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said coronavirus cases have increased in Delhi but enough beds are available for patients. Also Read - Railways to Provide Train Coaches With 800 Beds to Delhi For COVID-19 Treatment: MHA
“There is an increase in Covid-19 cases in Delhi but there are enough beds available now. There is shortage of ICU beds, but we are looking into it,” Kejriwal said. Also Read - Covid-19: L-G Approves Delhi Govt's Proposal to Allow Only 50 People at Weddings
Interacting with reporters after visiting GTB Hospital in east Delhi along with city Health Minister Satyendar Jain, the chief minister said, “We had a meeting with doctors at GTB Hospital and they have agreed to add 238 ICU beds in the next two days.” Also Read - No Lockdown To Be Imposed in Delhi But Busy Areas Can See Restrictions: Satyender Jain
More than 660 ICU beds will be added in various Delhi government hospitals in the next few days in view of the surge in COVID-19 cases in the city, the chief minister mentioned.
“In all, 663 ICU beds shall be added in various Delhi hospitals in the next few days,” Kejriwal said.
“The central government has assured to provide 750 beds more beds at the DRDO facility,” he said.
“There are many cases in Delhi, our doctors and health workers are responding to it very well,” the Delhi CM said.
The national capital has been witnessing a spurt in coronavirus cases since October 28 when daily cases breached the 5,000 mark for the first time. Single-day rise in cases crossed the 8,000 mark on November 11.
On Tuesday, Delhi recorded 6,396 fresh COVID-19 cases, taking the infection tally to over 4.95 lakh, while 99 more fatalities pushed the death toll to 7,812. The city had recorded 104 deaths in a day on November 12, the highest in five months.