As Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party’s government in Delhi seems to fail in the fight against coronavirus, the Central Government is having now full-fledged come forward to support the state administration. The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has asked the Delhi government to redefine the containment zones and recount the households in and around those containment zones.
The MHA has also asked the Delhi government to conduct a serological survey among 20,000 people to redesign its strategy of contact-tracing and treating the COVID-19 infected patients. The central government has set up a target of two-weeks to redraw the strategy to fight coronavirus in Delhi.
These orders were given by Union Home Minister Amit Shah during an emergency meeting called by him at North Block on Sunday, June 21. The meeting was called to review Delhi’s COVID-19 status with Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Delhi Lt. Governor Anil Baijal, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia and other officials.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah also instructed the Delhi government to share a detailed report on every COVID death in the city.
“The Home Minister instructed that the Delhi government must assess every COVID death as to when the patient reached the hospital and from where. If the deceased was earlier in-home isolation, whether he/she was brought to the hospital in time must be a key inquiry. Every death must be reported to the Centre,” an MHA statement said.
The statement issued by MHA also mentioned that the Delhi government has to ensure that every coronavirus patient must be sent to COVID Care Centres first. And only those patients having proper home isolation facilities and do not suffer any co-morbidities should be allowed home quarantine.
The central government had to intervene and take over the charge to fight against COVID-19 as the number of infected cases keeps rising every day with record numbers. The number of COVID-19 cases in Delhi has almost reached 60,000 marks and the rate of growth has surpassed even Maharashtra.