Delhi government prepares to deal with the third wave of Corona
New Delhi. The Delhi government on Saturday said training of medical staff in ICU management, involving IIT professors in coronavirus COVID-19 management and conducting election polling booth-wise programs to get people vaccinated are likely to contain COVID-19 in the metropolis. There are key areas to be focused on for preparedness to deal with the third wave.
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chief Arvind Kejriwal was a meeting of an expert committee which presided over two meetings on Friday and the second Preparatory Committee. He made several decisions to reduce the potential impact of the third wave. This information was given by the Delhi government in a statement issued on Saturday.
It was told, the government has made phased preparations for Kovid-19. This includes preparing beds, wards, other infrastructural facilities, supplying equipment, stopping elective surgeries and diverting resources to other departments, the statement said.
The Delhi government will review the design of the PPE kit to make it more comfortable and lightweight while ensuring complete safety, the statement said. It was informed that for the purpose of universal immunization for people of 45 years and above, measures will be taken at the election polling station in Delhi.
It said that those who are unwilling to get vaccinated would be counselled. The Delhi government has increased the manpower of its hospitals by about 20 per cent, which includes 610 doctors, 628 nurses and 162 paramedics, the statement said.
According to the statement, the main focus will be on oxygen and ICU beds. The Delhi government will partner with the central government, private sector, religious organizations and NGOs in this regard.
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Committee constituted to investigate death due to lack of oxygen: Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said on Friday that the state government has constituted a four-member expert committee to find out whether the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a second wave. During this, the patients died due to lack of oxygen and she is waiting for the approval of the Lieutenant Governor for this.
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Sisodia told an online briefing that during the second wave of the coronavirus there was an oxygen crisis and there are reports that some hospitals had died due to lack of oxygen. “We took this issue seriously and decided to constitute a four-member committee to look into the matter,” he said. Medical experts are on this committee. We have sent the file for the approval of the Lieutenant Governor.
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Sisodia said, this committee will meet once a week and will look into each case and decide whether the death was due to lack of life-saving gas. This committee will start functioning as soon as the Lt Governor approves the file. The government has also announced that a compensation of Rs 5 lakh will be given to the families of those who lost their lives due to lack of oxygen.