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LNJP, GB Pant to shut OPD services amid spike in corona cases

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New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The Delhi government on Friday announced the shutting down of the out patient department (OPD) services of its two premier hospitals — Lok Nayak and G.B. Pant — amid the increasing number of coronavirus cases in the city.

In an order, the Medical Director, however, said the medical emergency services at both the hospitals will continue.

“The order will come into effect from April 4,” it said.

The two hospitals were earmarked for dedicated treatment of coronavirus patients.

According to the order, the medical emergency of LNH will continue from the ground floor of the general emergency of the casualty block.

“All obst and gynae services will commence from the old gynae block.”

It said G.B. Pant hospital will continue to provide emergency services to neurology as well as cardiology patients and will manage the Cardio and Neuro emergency patients referred from LNH.

Delhi has so far reported close to 300 patients infected by the deadly coronavirus.

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Coronavirus: Guard at Delhi Covid hospital dies of infection

In Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS), a mess worker and a staff member died from the coronavirus infection.

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New Delhi, May 28 : A security guard at Delhi government’s Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital, a dedicated hospital for Covid cases, died of the infection on Thursday, the hospital said.

In a statement, the Hospital said the “deepest sympathies go out to the family of the deceased”.

The death of the guard came as several health workers have tested positive for the infection since the outbreak.

In Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS), a mess worker and a staff member died from the coronavirus infection.

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Delhi reports 1,024 new cases in 24 hrs, tally crosses 16k mark

It is the first time since the outbreak of the infection that the cases reported in a day has crossed the 1,000-mark.

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New Delhi, May 28 : The coronavirus cases count in the national capital witnessed a record jump of 1,024 in a day, taking the total tally to 16,281 while the death tally has reached 316, the Delhi Health Department said on Thursday.

Out of the total cases, 8,470 were active, it said.

As per the Delhi Health reports, 13 new deaths were added in the tally, taking the total Covid toll in the national capital to 316.

The Health report said that the cumulative death figures refer to fatalities where the primary cause of death was found to be the infection, as per the report of the Death Audit Committee on the basis of case sheets received from various hospitals.

“Total 1,024 new cases were reported and the positive cases in the city reached 16,281. At least 7,495 patients have recovered from coronavirus so far in Delhi while 8,470 cases are active,” the Health Department said.

It is the first time since the outbreak of the infection that the cases reported in a day has crossed the 1,000-mark.

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Delhi witnesses light rains, heat wave abates

However, the heat wave intensified between May 24 and 27 with the mercury making new records.

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New Delhi, May 28 : The national capital on Thursday evening witnessed some relief from the rising mercury with light rains and dust and thunderstorm with no heat wave witnessed in the day.

According to the weather office, the Safdarjung Observatory recorded a maximum of 40.3 degrees Celsius, normal for the season, down by 5 notches from Wednesday.

The Palam Observatory recorded the maximum temperature at 41.8 degrees Celsius, down from 47.2 degrees Celsius on Wednesday.

“Heat wave abated from Delhi,” the India Meteorological Department said on Thursday.

The IMD said the observatories at Lodhi Road and Ayanagar recorded their respective maximums at 38.4 degrees Celsius and 40.4 degrees Celsius, below the season’s average.

It said the weather changed due to the effect of the easterly winds.

The IMD predicted thunderstorms along with lightning, hail, squall/gusty winds likely over the Delhi-NCR region during May 28 and June 1.

According to the Skymet, pre-monsoon rains are expected between May 29 and June 1. “Temperatures to drop further,” it said.

The national capital on May 23 witnessed maximum temperature at 46.2 degrees celsius — new highest for season — with the weather office predicting severe heat waves in the coming days.

However, the heat wave intensified between May 24 and 27 with the mercury making new records.

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