Hospital Beds Under Delhi Government Reserved for Residents Only

by GoNews Desk 11 months ago Views 1318

Amid a spike in coronavirus cases, the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Sunday that 10,000 beds under the Delhi government will be kept for residents only. He said the decision had been taken in consultation with an expert medical panel which estimated that by June end the city would need 15,000 beds.

The city has registered well over 27,500 cases so far.

Hospitals under the central government in the city were free to admit patients from out of state, Kejriwal added. A Delhi government panel says COVID-19 cases will touch one lakh in the capital by the end of June. There are presently 219 containment zones in Delhi with the North-West zone worst hit.

The Delhi CM also said that the city’s borders will be opened from Monday.

Meanwhile, the country registered the highest single-day spike of 9,971 new coronavirus cases and 287 deaths in the last 24 hours according to Health Ministry data released on Sunday morning. Total number of cases in the country now stands at 2,46,628 among which 1, 20, 406 are active cases.

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