Can handle 1 lakh COVID-19 cases per day, mild symptoms to stay at home: Arvind Kejriwal on Omicron


New Delhi: With Delhi reporting the highest number of omicron cases among states and union territories, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said that his government is prepared to handle one lakh COVID-19 cases daily and has planned to conduct three lakh tests. Capacity created. Everyday.

Addressing the media after a high-level meeting with officials on COVID-19, Kejriwal urged the people of the national capital to remain in home isolation and not go to the hospital if they experience mild symptoms.

He further added that what has been observed so far is that Omicron infections do not require hospitalization.

“We have created a capacity to conduct three lakh tests per day. With our preparedness, we can handle one lakh daily cases if such a situation arises. We are strengthening our home isolation management protocol.”

“Under our home isolation module, our health workers will see the patients at their residence, do tele-counselling and also give them a kit containing an oximeter and others,” he said.

Kejriwal said the Delhi government has increased the number of hospital beds and strengthened the weak points that resulted in the devastation during the delta variant outbreak.

The Chief Minister said that his government is increasing the manpower and also arranging 15 oxygen tankers.

Delhi CM said, “We are increasing our manpower, stocking medicines for the coming few months. We are arranging for medical oxygen and in the next 3 weeks we will be given 15 oxygen tankers.”

Kejriwal also said that as per the serosurvey, 95 per cent people in Delhi have already been infected with COVID-19 and have developed antibodies.

He said, “99 per cent people have received the first dose of the vaccine, while more than 70 per cent have been given the second dose. We think the cases will come down but if we see an increase then we are ready to deal with it. “

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the national capital has 64 omicron cases.

First published:December 23, 2021, 6:18 pm

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