Following the surge in Covid cases worldwide, the Kejriwal government has started preparations on a war footing to deal with any emergency situation. In this regard, on Tuesday, Deputy Chief Minister Shri Manish Sisodia reviewed the operational readiness of Loknayak Jayaprakash Hospital with the senior health department officials. The Deputy Chief Minister 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.
It is to be noted 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.
On this occasion, Shri Manish 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.”
आज LNJP अस्पताल में COVID की तैयारियो का जायजा लिया। अस्पताल में 2000 मे से 450 बेड्स COVID के लिए आरक्षित किए गए है।जरूरत पड़ने पर पिछली बार की तरह इनकी संख्या बढ़ाई जा सकती है।— Manish Sisodia (@msisodia) December 27, 2022
पिछली बार कोरोना के दौरान इस अस्पताल में 25,000+ कोरोना संक्रमितों का इलाज किया गया। pic.twitter.com/mQkIGMdgcU
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, Shri Manish 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.
Kejriwal government’s current preparations to deal with Covid
- 8200 existing Covid beds in Hospitals
- Number of beds can be increased to 36,000 if required
- 928 metric ton medical oxygen storage capacity
- 6000 oxygen cylinders available in reserve under the Delhi Government
- Daily Capacity to conduct 1 lakh Covid-19 tests
- All essential medicines available in hospitals