The Aam Aadmi Party-led Delhi government has called for an all-party meeting to review the causes and solutions to curb the rising cases of coronavirus infections in the national capital region. Delhi’s Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, on Wednesday, November 18, sent an invitation to Bhartiya Janata Party and Congress for this review meeting.
Earlier on Sunday, November 15, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, after the Delhi government failed to curtail the coronavirus infection, had conducted an emergency meeting and directed revamping all health measures in every government hospital to tackle the emergency situations. Central Government also ordered an increase in the number of ICU beds in Delhi.
दिल्ली के अंदर कोविड-19 के बढ़ते मामलों और यहां मेडिकल इंफ्रास्ट्रक्चर की समीक्षा करने के लिए आज एक उच्च स्तरीय बैठक की।
मई 2020 में मोदी सरकार ने दिल्ली की जनता को कोरोना से बचाने के लिए दिल्ली सरकार के साथ विभिन्न कदम उठाये थे जिनके सकारात्मक नतीजे सभी को देखने को मिले थे। pic.twitter.com/iTOW18kATd
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) November 15, 2020
The Delhi government is now working to add 660 ICU beds in its hospitals in the next few days, and the Railways will be providing coaches with 800 beds. With medical facilities under strain, the central government has also arranged as many as 45 doctors and 160 paramedics of the paramilitary forces to arrive in the capital to serve the people.
Delhi recorded 7,486 fresh COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, taking the infection tally in the city to over five lakh, while 131 new fatalities, the highest single-day death count to date, pushed the toll to 7,943, authorities said.