Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on Wednesday directed the authorities to ensure timely delivery of Kovid-19 patients housed in home isolation to the hospital in case of emergency, so that the number of deaths due to the epidemic could be reduced. Sources said the Lieutenant Governor also ordered strict monitoring of Kovid-19 patients kept in home isolation.
Significantly, incidents of violation of rules by many people living in home isolation are coming out. According to official data, 22,246 patients of Kovid-19 were in home isolation till Tuesday in the national capital.
Baijal reviewed the status of Kovid-19 in Delhi on Wednesday. He reviewed the preparation of hospitals and the implementation of the new strategy released by Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
In a meeting of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority, Baijal asked the officials to monitor, investigate and increase the number of ICUs and ventilators etc. In this regard, a source said that the Lieutenant Governor has asked the authorities to closely monitor the Kovid-19 patients kept in home isolation and to ensure timely delivery of them to the hospital in case of emergency.
At the same time, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday urged experts to review the cases of deaths from Kovid-19 and suggest measures to reduce the death rate in the capital. The Chief Minister made this request in a meeting of Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) chaired by Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal.
A source said that in the meeting, the Chief Minister asked the experts to review the death toll and suggest measures which can reduce the death rate in the capital.
The three BJP-ruled municipal corporations in Delhi have alleged a discrepancy in the number of dead as there is a difference in the number of officially recorded deaths and funerals in cremation grounds and cemeteries.
According to Delhi government data, a total of 8512 people have died in Delhi from Kovid-19 till 23 November, while the municipal corporations claimed to have performed the last rites of 10,318 people.
More than 100 infected died in the capital on Tuesday for the fifth consecutive day. The death rate in Delhi was 1.89 percent on Tuesday. 109 people died on Tuesday, while 121 people died on Monday. This is the seventh time in the past 13 days when the deceased number has crossed 100 in one day.