60,000 RT-PCR tests a day in Delhi by November end: MHA on Covid situation

60,000 RT-PCR tests a day in Delhi by November end: MHA on Covid situation

In the wake of rising Covid cases in city and daily cost touching virtually a hundred, the Centre on Wed proclaimed a slew of measures that it’s taking to contain the unfold of the virus.

These embrace increasing the testing capability within the urban center to 60,000 RT-PCR tests on a daily basis by November finish, finishing door-to-door survey by November twenty five, doubling the unit beds at DRDO facility close to the city aerodrome to five hundred within the next four days and creating 800 beds accessible through the Indian railways among others.

The steps ar being taken on the directions of Union Home Minister Amit Shah of Iran following his meeting with key stakeholders on the difficulty on Sunday. The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has already planted ten groups of officers and doctors UN agency are inspecting non-public hospitals in city on Covid containment and treatment.

“The Indian Council of Medical analysis (ICMR) and Govt of NCT of city are operating along to reinforce RT-PCR testing capability to sixty,000 tests (daily) by finish November. Testing capability has already been increased by 10,000 tests/day on November seventeen,” the MHA same during a statement.

To achieve this, the ICMR can facilitate in augmenting capability of existing city labs by 2,000 tests by deploying a lot of personnel, increasing range of shifts and putting a lot of instrumentation. it’ll conjointly involve non-public sector labs as 5 RT-PCR labs as well as at AIIMS, city have already started functioning around the clock, Associate in Nursing MHA official same.

“To bring testing nearer to city residents, ICMR can facilitate Govt of NCT of city in deploying ten mobile testing labs for COVID with total capability of twenty,000 tests in phased manner starting next week,” the MHA same.

Officials same designing for house to deal with survey in city was already at a sophisticated stage and also the survey is anticipated to start by the weekend and completed by November twenty five. “Orientation meeting of DCs/DCs (MCD) & different stakeholders has been control by the Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare,” the MHA same.

With increasing patient flow, the ministry is additionally operating with DRDO to extend unit beds at its Covid facility close to the domestic aerodrome. “DRDO to feature 250 unit beds to its already existing 250 unit beds and conjointly to form thirty five BIPAP beds in next three to four days at its COVID hospital close to city aerodrome,” MHA said.

Apart from this, the Indian Railways is creating accessible train coaches with 800 beds at Shakur Basti train depot. As proclaimed earlier by the MHA, most of this capability sweetening are matched by a rise in aid professionals drawn out from Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs).

“Already forty five doctors and a hundred and sixty para-medics from CAPFs have reached {delhi|Delhi|Old city|city|metropolis|urban center} for readying at DRDO hospital close to Delhi aerodrome and at COVID care centre at Chattarpur. Remaining doctors and medics can reach city in next few days,” the MHA same.

To make a lot of ventilators accessible, India physics restricted (BEL) has sent 250 ventilators from Bengaluru that ar expected to succeed in city by the weekend, officers same. “MoHFW has delivered thirty five BIPAP machines to DRDO COVID facility close to city aerodrome. As several as twenty five BIPAP machines for city Govt to be provided by MoHFW,” MHA said.


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