As Covid cases surge Kejriwal orders immediate procurement of 1200 BiPAP machines for new ICU beds
| Tuesday | 1st December, 2020
New Delhi November 24Amid a surge in the number of coronavirus cases in the city Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has ordered for an immediate procurement of 1200 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 1200 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 4454 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 8512 in the city.