The previous highest spike of 2,414 COVID-19 cases was recorded on Wednesday. The panel has recommended slashing the cost of isolation beds to almost half; treatment at the intensive care units without and with ventilators has been capped between Rs 13,000-15,000 and Rs 15,000-18,000.
He said oxygen supply is to be attached to all beds of COVID-19 hospitals. A total of 169 centers have been set up here for the collection and testing of samples. "Testing will continue with increased numbers in coming days".
Kejriwal said that doctors and ambulance facility would be provided at the centres.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday directed all the Delhi-NCR authorities to come together with a unified strategy and submit a report on their preparedness by July 15 to his ministry so that a common strategy can be devised in "mission mode" to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, senior officials of Home ministry and Health ministry were also present during the meeting. After Mumbai, Delhi is emerging as a city with a serious situation. All private hospitals will have to follow these guidelines.
Asked how many employees of Hindu Rao Hospital have tested positive for COVID-19, a senior official said 78 in total, and 33 of them have rejoined after recovery.
The committee constituted by Amit Shah was charged to fix rates for COVID-19 treatment in private hospitals in Delhi for isolation beds, ICUs without ventilator support, and ICUs with ventilator support.
Industry sources said that hospitals had seen revenues topple due to a 60-80 per cent decline in patient footfalls, leading to estimated operational losses of Rs 4,500 crore per month.
The Minister told the meeting that the committee also decided on rates for COVID-19 beds and treatment, and these rates could also be applicable to hospitals in the NCR region after consultations. As per his directions given in a series of meetings chaired by him over the last few days, house to house health survey in 242 containment zones of Delhi was completed on Thursday. To increase testing capacity & quick delivery of results in Delhi, testing via Rapid Antigen testing methodology was also started yesterday.