- UPDATED: April 11, 2021 09:59 PM IST
Amid a resurgence in Covid-19 cases in Delhi, over 50 hospitals in the national capital have run out of ICU and ventilator beds, government data till 5 pm showed on Sunday.
Of the 1,153 ventilator beds in government-run and private hospitals, only 307 are available for Covid-19 patients, according to the city government’s “Delhi Corona” application. This accounts for 73.37 per cent of the total available beds with ventilators.
Also, only 511 of the 1,852 ICU beds are available. This accounts for 72.4 per cent of total available beds without ventilators.
However, the total number of common beds for Covid-19 patients is 11,727, of which 5,363 beds are vacant. That means 54.36 per cent of the total beds are available.
Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital, AIIMS Trauma Centre, Burari Hospital, Base Hospital Delhi Cantt, Deep Chand Bandhu Hospital, Northern Railway Hospital are among the major Delhi government and central government hospitals where not a single ICU bed with a ventilator is vacant.
Similarly, 44 private hospitals in Delhi have run out of ventilator beds while two government and 50 private hospitals do not have ICU beds vacant for Covid-19 patients as per the Delhi Corona app.
What did Arvind Kejriwal say?
Today, while addressing a press conference, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said lockdown is no solution to slow the spread of coronavirus cases. However, lockdown will only be imposed in Delhi if the “hospital system collapses” in the city.
“We are completely focusing on the hospital management. In the last few days, some people came to me with messages saying that no beds are available in any hospital. “Delhi Corona app is still working, and you can check there which hospital beds are available. Take patients directly where there are beds. My appeal is that everyone should download the app. With the app, you will know in which hospital beds are available,” he said.
Delhi reports over 10,000 cases, breaks all records
Delhi broke all records in the number of Covid-19 cases recorded in a 24-hour span, as 10,774 fresh infections and 48 more fatalities were recorded on Sunday.
The city recorded over 1,14,000 tests on Sunday as compared to 89,334 tests conducted daily on average over the last seven days.
Delhi’s positivity rate has reached 9.43 per cent.