New Delhi: Following the surge in Covid cases worldwide, the Delhi government has started preparations on a war footing to deal with any emergency situation. In this regard, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has reviewed the operational readiness of Loknayak Jayaprakash Hospital (LNJP) with the senior health department officials.
He reviewed the availability of hospital beds, condition of ICU beds, availability of medical oxygen, necessary training of doctors and other medical and paramedical staff, etc. He directed the hospital administration to remain vigilant about the cases and management of Covid situation.
He said that 450 out of 2000 beds have been reserved for Covid patients in Loknayak Jayaprakash Hospital and if needed, their number will be increased like last time. During previous waves, more than 25,000 Covid infected were treated in this hospital. Delhi government is regularly reviewing the preparedness of all the hospitals with respect to Covid.
Sisodia said, “The Delhi government hospitals are fully prepared for any situation ahead. Loknayak Jaiprakash Hospital has a total number of 2,000 beds, out of which 450 beds have been reserved for Covid patients. If needed, we will increase the number of Covid beds 1000+ by using the resources of the hospital.. The hospital is fully prepared to fight Covid this time also and we have ensured that there is no shortage of beds here.”
He further said that the availability of medical oxygen at Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Hospital has been increased manifold as compared to last time. 5 PSA plants have also been installed here. He told that the preparation of the hospital is of such a level that within 5 minutes of the arrival of a patient, he will be taken to the designated place in the hospital where he needs treatment and the required procedure will start immediately.
Speaking about the Delhi Government's preparations for Corona, Sisodia said that at present 8,200 Covid beds are reserved in Delhi Government hospitals and if needed, the capacity of beds will be increased from 25,000 to 36,000. In addition, the Delhi government has more than 6,000 oxygen cylinders, oxygen tankers to transport oxygen, and 928 metric tons of medical oxygen storage capacity.
He said that the hospital and health directorate of the Delhi government is fully prepared to fight against Corona and save the citizens of Delhi. We need to be alert instead of being afraid of Corona right now.
Delhi government’s current preparations to deal with Covid: