As Covid cases surge, Kejriwal orders immediate procurement of 1,200 BiPAP machines for new ICU beds

The city recorded 4,454 fresh COVID-19 cases and a positivity rate of 11.94 per cent on Monday, while 121 more fatalities pushed the death toll due to the disease to 8,512 in the city

As Covid cases surge, Kejriwal orders immediate procurement of 1,200 BiPAP machines for new ICU beds

Arvind Kejriwal. Tribune file

New Delhi, November 24

Amid a surge in the number of coronavirus cases in the city, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has ordered for an immediate procurement of 1,200 BiPAP machines for the new ICU beds being added in the national capital this week, an official said on Tuesday.

He said the move would allow immediate operationalisation of the new ICU beds.

A total of 1,200 BiPAP machines would be procured immediately from the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, the official said.

On Monday, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain attributed the high COVID-19 death rate in the city to the pollution caused by stubble-burning and said he expected a downtrend in the next two to three weeks.

The city recorded 4,454 fresh COVID-19 cases and a positivity rate of 11.94 per cent on Monday, while 121 more fatalities pushed the death toll due to the disease to 8,512 in the city. PTI  

 

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