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500-bed Covid care centre to convert into oxygen facility centre

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New Delhi: After directions from Union Home Minister Amit Shah to ramp up Delhi’s medical infrastructure amid surge in Covid-19 cases, a 500-bed Covid care centre at Chhatarpur will be converted into a centre with oxygen facility by weekend.

A group of 75 doctors and 251 paramedics from Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) have reached the national capital and have reported to duty as an additional central support to the Delhi government to tame the rising Covid-19 infections that have pushed the hospitals here to their brink.

The move comes four days after Union Home Minister Amit Shah took stock of Covid-19 situation in the city in the presence of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

Out of 75 doctors and 251 paramedics, 50 doctors and 175 paramedics will be deployed at Chhatarpur. The Delhi government has also asked Shakur Basti Covid care centre to refer patients who require critical care to Chhatarpur.

Following Home Ministry’s directive, about 150 ICU beds have been added in Delhi in the last three to further ramp up the current capacity of 3,652 ICU beds. Apart from this, train coaches with 800 beds at Shakur Basti station will also made functional and doctors and paramedics from CAPF will man these coaches.

10 multi-disciplinary teams constituted by MHA will visit more than 100 private hospitals in Delhi to assess bed utilisation, testing capacity and to identify the need of extra ICU beds.

MHA has also advised Haryana and UP governments to hold survey of private hospitals in their NCR districts on the lines of Delhi.

As the Union Home Ministry works on to increase the RT-PCR tests to 60,000 tests per day in Delhi by November end, around 28,708 RT-PCR tests were conducted here on Novmber 18.

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Republic Day: CRPF has given 45 companies to Delhi Police, informs DG

Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has provided 45 companies to Delhi Police on the occasion of Republic Day, of which 13 companies are of Rapid Action Force (RAF).”

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New Delhi, Jan 25 : Central Reserve Police Force, Director General AP Maheshwari wished the countrymen on the occasion of 72nd Republic Day.

He further informed that CRPF has provided 45 companies to Delhi Police of which are 13 companies are of Rapid Action Force. DG AP Maheshwari said, “On the occasion of Republic Day, I would like to wish all the countrymen on behalf of CRPF. We have developed a new technology by inducting night vision and day vision device which is called fusion monocular. This assists the soldiers in a clear vision during both day and night time.

Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has provided 45 companies to Delhi Police on the occasion of Republic Day, of which 13 companies are of Rapid Action Force (RAF).”

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Delhi Lt. Governor’s message to citizens on 72nd Republic Day

Entire nation will be celebrating the 72nd Republic Day tomorrow.

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Delhi L-G Anil Baijal

New Delhi, Jan 25 : Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, Anil Baijal has extended his warm greetings and good wishes to the people of Delhi and nation ahead of the 72nd anniversary of Indian Republic.

LG said that with ten months of determined efforts against COVID-19, today we are moving towards restoring normalcy in all the areas.

On this occasion, he particularly appreciated and thanked the efforts made by all the corona warriors, doctors, administrative officers, health workers, teachers, police, armed forces and Para Military forces, civil defence volunteers.

Entire nation will be celebrating the 72nd Republic Day tomorrow.

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Lalu Prasad ‘stable and recovering’, to undergo CT scan

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Incarcerated RJD President Lalu Prasad will undergo a CT scan on Friday to ascertain his exact health condition even as a senior officer said he was “stable and recovering”.

An official at the Hotwar jail in Ranchi said that the former Bihar Chief Minister’s health had caused concern after he complained of uneasiness in breathing on Thursday evening. Subsequently, a team of doctors from Ranchi’s Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences examined the RJD leader.

Jharkhand Health Minister Banna Gupta also rushed to the RIMS and met with the doctors treating the veteran politician. Jharkhand Inspector General of Police (Jails) Birendra Bhushon said that Lalu Prasad’s health had deteriorated on Thursday but was now “recovering and stable”. Earlier, Lalu Prasad also underwent a Covid test and was found negative.

Lalu Prasad is suffering from kidney ailment, besides diabetes and high blood pressure. The RIMS doctors have diagnosed that his kidneys are damaged to the extent of 75 per cent. Doctors could go for a dialysis if his kidneys’ functioning deteriorated further.

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