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'ICU Beds To Be Set Up On Large Scale,' Says Arvind Kejriwal As Delhi Covid Cases Soar

The Delhi CM said that Covid-19 patients under home isolation have been given pulse oximeters that will act as a 'Suraksha Chakra' against the disease.

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'ICU Beds To Be Set Up On Large Scale,' Says Arvind Kejriwal As Delhi Covid Cases Soar
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal during the inauguration of an emergency COVID-19 care centre at LNJP Hospital Annexe, in New Delhi.
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'ICU Beds To Be Set Up On Large Scale,' Says Arvind Kejriwal As Delhi Covid Cases Soar
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2020-06-26T14:32:19+05:30

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said his government will set up ICU beds on a large scale at three state-run hospitals in wake of the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the national capital.

Addressing an online media briefing, he said Delhi has reported around 74,000 cases so far; of them, 45,000 patients have recovered.

The rise in the number of cases is a matter of concern but there is no need to panic as the COVID-19 situation is "still under control", Kejriwal asserted.

"We have increased our capacity of testing by three times and hence, cases are rising in the city," he said.

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In LNJP Hospital, Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital and GTB Hospital, the government is going to set up more ICU beds on a large scale, he said, adding the Delhi government has already set up 3,500 beds for COVID-19 patients in hotels in the last 10 days.

The chief minister also said that COVID-19 patients under home isolation have been given pulse oximeters that will act as a "Suraksha Chakra" against the disease.

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He said the government has got permission to conduct plasma therapy on 200 patients in the city.

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