Govt has received tremendous support from Centre: Sisodia

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Govt has received tremendous support from Centre: Sisodia

Monday, 29 June 2020 | Staff Reporter | NEW DELHI

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Sunday said the Delhi Government has received tremendous support from the Centre in the fight against coronavirus.

“Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal sought help and support of every agency to prevent the further spread and got tremendous support from Central Government, religious organisations like Radha Soami Satsang, Akshardham temple trust, Terapanthi, various hotels, banquets halls, private hospitals and NGOs,” he said.

Sisodia said in the first week of June, there was a sudden spike in corona cases. “A number of measures were taken to control the situation such as reserving 40 per cent beds in all big private hospitals for Covid in addition to declaring some big hospitals like GTB hospital as Covid hospitals. Hotels were converted into hospitals and 3,500

beds were prepared in hotels which addressed the shortage of beds.” he said.

“Today, there is no shortage of beds in Delhi. We sought central government help to increase testing and they helped us with procuring rapid testing kits. Since then, testing has been increased by four times. The Central Government also provided us with oxygen cylinders,

ITBP doctors and nurses for Radha Soami Covid centre and guidance from domain experts,” he said.

Delhi CM has brought everyone together and his efforts seem to be paying off, he said, adding last week saw things stabilising with the recovery rate has increased to 62 per cent.

“Today more patients are recovering in Delhi than those who are falling ill, the number of deaths are coming down, and the positivity rate is decreasing rapidly,” he added.

“We are hopeful that the situation will improve in the coming weeks and will certainly not be as bleak as it looked in the first week of June when domain experts predicted 5.5 lakh cases in Delhi by 31 July,” he said.

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