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Of the total 98 hospitals offering ventilator beds in Delhi, 49 are already out of ventilators. Several others are running close to full capacity.
The transport dept also says they will soon start an enforcement drive. Transport secretary Manisha Saxena says the notice was primarily issued to make people aware & not create panic.
Justice Navin Chawla said the order is arbitrary, unreasonable and violative of fundamental rights of citizens guaranteed under the Constitution.
Delhi High Court also reiterated its concern over the higher number of rapid antigen tests being conducted, and directed the AAP govt to increase its capacity of RT-PCR tests.
Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia has alleged that four DU colleges funded by the govt have illegally stashed money in fixed deposits while claiming fund shortage.
Employees of 12 DU colleges awaiting salaries since May. Teachers, pensioners & health workers under North Delhi Municipal Corporation not paid for months.
Delhi govt says it needs to train the staff first. Mohalla clinic doctors worried about safety, say they don’t have adequate protective gear and space to conduct Covid tests.
These establishments will have to follow Covid-19 guidelines issued by the Central government, Delhi government sources said.
Jain said the government had sufficient stock of Covid testing kits for 10-15 days, but it was procuring more from the market to meet the target of 40,000 tests per day.
In an interview, ILBS director Dr S.K. Sarin says the surge in Delhi should be seen as a serious wake-up call, adding that rise to 2,000 daily cases will be worrisome.