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COVID-19: Centre lends helping hand to Delhi; announces several measures

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The Centre has decided to lend helping hand to Delhi Government in order to boost health infrastructure leading to better facilities to COVID-19 patients.

A meeting was recently held where Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal among other top officials participated. In the meeting , the centre announced several measures amidst rising Corona cases in the National Capital.

In the meeting on Sunday, the Union Home Minister said the government will be providing about 500 railway coaches to Delhi, augmenting the bed capacity to 8,000. The move holds significance as the State is grappling with shortage of bed capacity for COVID patients.

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In another announcement, he said door-to-door survey of Delhi residents will be undertaken and a Covid report prepared within a week.

In the next two days, the diagnostic testing capacities in Delhi will be doubled and tripled in the next six days, Shah said. Each containment zone in Delhi will have a booth with testing facility.

A helpline number to hand-hold smaller nursing homes via telephonic guidance by All India Institute of Medical Sciences doctors will be made available by June 15.

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