With Covid cases ringing an alarm in India and the centre frantically preparing to combat the same, Delhi government too, is stepping up its game. According to the announcement made by Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, all Delhi hospitals will conduct mock drills today in order to check their Covid preparedness.
The mock drills at Delhi hospitals today will largely be restricted to all government-run facilities. The main idea behind this mock drill is to check the availability of beds, humanpower, oxygen cylinders, how staff responds and controls the Covid spread and so on.
Further, based on this mock drill in Delhi hospitals, gaps in the management of Covid will be addressed by officials in order to take necessary steps for full preparedness. As per media reports, real-time data on the availability of beds, oxygen cylinders and ventilators will also be made available for the public on a Delhi government portal.
As per last updates, Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia also chaired a review meeting with directors and medical personnel of most hospitals. There, on behalf of the Delhi government, Sisodia asked hospitals to prepare for unwarranted situations in the event of a rise in Covid cases.
Delhi government’s steps to prepare for Covid come in response to a bigger action plan by the government to combat the situation as several countries across the world have reported a surge in Covid cases. At this point, even 2 per cent of international passengers are being randomly tested for Covid at Delhi Airport.