Coronavirus: Amit Shah, health minister to meet CM on COVID-19 crisis in Delhi
Union home minister Amit Shah and health minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan will hold a meeting with Delhi LG Anil Baijal and chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and members of SDMA to review the situation in the capital regarding COVID-19
New Delhi: To take stock of COVID-19 situation in the national capital, Union home minister Amit Shah will chair a review meeting in New Delhi on Sunday (June 14), sources said on Saturday.
Shah and health minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan will hold the meeting with Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal and chief minister Arvind Kejriwal at 11 am. The State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA) members would also take part in the meeting, the home ministry tweeted.
The move comes as the number of COVID-19 cases in Delhi stood at 36,824, including 1,214 deaths and 13,398 recovered/migrated/discharged.
As the number of COVID-19 patients spike to dangerous levels in the national capital crossing the 36,000-mark, the Delhi government has directed four premier hotels, Pullman, Hyatt Regency, Vasant Continental and Andaz Delhi in south Delhi to be attached with hospitals to accommodate more patients.
The Delhi government has directed Pullman Hotels in IGI Airport to isolate all its rooms and place them at the disposal of Apollo Hospitals, Sarita Vihar.
Meanwhile, taking note of the “gravity” of the coronavirus situation in the national capital, the Delhi high court has directed the AAP government and the Centre to increase the number of beds and ventilators for COVID-19 patients.
The direction was issued by a bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan after the Delhi government informed it that till June 9 there were 9,179 beds for COVID-19 patients in the city and out of that 4,914 were occupied and remaining were available.
The Delhi government also told the bench that total 569 ventilators were available, out of which 315 were being utilised and remaining are available.