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To tackle corona crisis, Delhi govt has adopted five-point strategy: Kejriwal

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on June 27, 2020 Published on June 27, 2020

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal   -  PTI

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday talked about the government's five steps that it has adopted to tackle the corona crisis. This five-point strategy consists of increasing the number of beds, testing and isolation, providing pulse oximeters to those in home isolation, use of plasma therapy and conducting surveys.

"From today, we have started conducting door-to-door surveys and screening to know about the exact status of corona in the national capital. We have also bought 4000 oxygen concentrators for Covid-19 patients, and 20,000 tests are being conducted daily," said Kejriwal.

There has been a significant increase in the number of beds in the last week. There were fewer beds available at the start of June. However, now there are 13,500 beds available out of which only 6,500 beds are occupied, he added.

Those in home isolation have been provided with pulse oximeter through which they can keep checking their oxygen level every 1-2 hours.

Meanwhile, the Delhi government has also got permission to conduct plasma therapy at Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital, Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospitals and Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital.

There has been a reduction in the number of deaths due to the use of plasma therapy and can help moderate patients by not letting their condition worsen, he added.

The plasma therapy involves transfusion of plasma recovered from whole blood of recovered Covid-19 patients, in severely ill patients. While blood can be donated every three months, plasma donation can be made every ten days by a donor.

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Published on June 27, 2020
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