Delhi govt provided over 60K oximeters to Covid patients in city

  • | Monday | 28th September, 2020

New Delhi: The Delhi government has so far provided 60,042 oximeters to home quarantined COVID-19 patients in the city to help them check their oxygen levels, according to official figures. According to the latest government figures, a total of 60,042 oximeters have been distributed among COVID-19 patients spread across 11 districts. "As per need, each day around 40 to over 100 COVID-19 patients are provided with oximeters in each district. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had earlier termed pulse oximeters as ''suraksha kavach'' (protective shield) for COVID-19 patients and credited the device with minimising deaths of patients under home isolation in Delhi. The number of COVID-19 patients under home isolation in Delhi stands at 17,600.

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