On Delhi government allowing 14 private hospitals to temporarily increase their bed capacity to treat non-Covid patients
Elaborating on the arrangements that have been made, the Health Minister said the Central government has provided 1,100 beds and talks are going on to add more hospital beds.
Modi government on Wednesday wrote to Principal Secretaries of Health and Family Welfare of Punjab, Delhi and Maharashtra, asking them to improve the COVID-19 vaccination drive.
Jain's remarks on the pandemic situation came a day after the Delhi government imposed a night curfew in the national capital from 10 pm to 5 am till April 30 in view of rising COVID-19 cases.
The city had recorded 3,548 fresh cases on Monday, while 15 more people succumbed to the infection taking the death toll to 11,096.
The minister claimed that the DJB has received multiple complaints from public that poor management of waste by the BJP-led MCD had converted these water bodies into dumping grounds.
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said there was a logic behind the lockdown enforced earlier as nobody knew then how the coronavirus propagates.
Earlier in the day, the Union Cabinet decided to open up vaccination for all people aged above 45 from April 1.
Jain thanked all doctors, nurses, paramedics and staff for their contribution in combating the COVID-19 pandemic.
Unregistered but eligible people in Delhi will be able to take Covid-19 vaccine jabs between 3 pm and 9 pm, Health Minister Satyendar Jain said on Sunday.
The closing time for vaccination would be extended from 9 am to 5 pm currently to 9 am to 9 pm.
Covid cases continued to surge in the city as 607 infections were reported on Thursday, a rise of around 70 cases from Wednesday’s 536.
The meeting will be attended by the Health Secretary and other officials concerned of the health department.
Health Minister says positivity rate is below 1 per cent, lowest compared to other states
The DJB officials said water may take some time to reach tail-end areas of the supply system like Mayur Vihar.