Home delivery of Delhi Oxygen Concentrator Banks announced by CM Kejriwal
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that oxygen concentrator banks have been set up in every district in Delhi to boost the fight against coronavirus.
The oxygen concentrators can be asked for home delivery by the Covid patients at their doorsteps.
“From today, we are starting a very important service – we’re setting up oxygen concentrator banks. In every district, there will be a bank with 200 oxygen concentrators. It has been seen that Covid patients often need to get admitted to ICUs when they’re not given medical oxygen when needed. Sometimes patients even die. We have set up these banks to fulfill these gaps,” Arvind Kejriwal said.
“If any patient – in home isolation – needs medical oxygen, our teams will be at their doorstep within two hours. One person – aware of the technical know-how- will be a part of the team to help the patient and their families,” he added.
The patients who have been discharged from the hospitals but still need medical oxygen can reach out too.
“Our doctors will be in touch with the patients till they recover so that if they need to be hospitalised, timely action can be taken,” Mr Kejriwal said.
“However, our team will make sure that you’re actually in need,” the Chief Minister stressed.
In the last few weeks, distress messages from Delhi`s hospitals for medical oxygen had caught global attention after surge in Covid-19 cases.
The oxygen crisis in city was also discussed in the Supreme Court and the centre was finally told to make sure that the national capital gets 700 Metric Tonnes every day.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today said: “Today, we have seen a further drop in Covid cases. Delhi reported nearly 6,500 infections as compared to about 8,500 cases yesterday. The positivity rate stands at 11 per cent, as compared to 12 per cent yesterday.”
“While we hope that Delhi won’t see a surge again, we are preparing from our end. Within 15 days, more than 1,000 ICU beds have been set up. Our doctors and engineers have set a precedent,” he added.
He also lauded doctors and engineers for setting up 1,000 intensive care unit beds in Delhi in the last 15 days and said they have set an example before the world.