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Delhi Government Dismisses COVID-19 Alarm: Close To 5,000 Beds Vacant

Delhi recorded 1,330 new coronavirus instances on Friday, taking the overall previous 26,000.

New Delhi:

There is not any scarcity of beds for coronavirus sufferers in Delhi and practically 5,000 are nonetheless out there, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) authorities stated on Friday, refuting reviews that the capital’s hospitals are turning again folks affected by the lethal illness.

“There are some misleading reports that there is shortage of beds for corona patients in Delhi because a few private hospitals are refusing admissions. The truth is, there is absolutely no shortage of beds in Delhi at the moment,” Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain stated in an announcement.

“In the last three days, more than 1,000 patients have been admitted to various hospitals in Delhi. If beds were not available, this would have not been possible. Even now we have close to 5,000 vacant beds,” he added.

The AAP chief stated the “issue” was that some hospitals should not updating the information on the Delhi authorities’s coronavirus monitoring utility on time or misrepresenting precise information when sufferers name.

“Patients were not getting data on hospitals before, which the Delhi Corona app is trying to fix. We are making hospital bed data live and real time soon,” Mr Jain added.

The authorities’s clarification comes amid reviews of a variety of coronavirus sufferers and their households within the capital complaining that they had been denied remedy on time as COVID-19 instances within the metropolis crossed the 26,000 mark.

Responding to the reviews, the Delhi authorities on Thursday had additionally issued new guidelines for treating coronavirus sufferers, fixing accountability and setting closing dates for medical procedures.

Delhi recorded 1,330 recent coronavirus instances on Friday whereas the variety of deaths because of COVID-19 jumped to 708, authorities stated. The highest spike in new instances – 1,513 – was recorded on June 3.

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