Around 750 ICU beds will be arranged at a DRDO centre here and daily testing scaled up to 1-1.25 lakh, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Sunday after a meeting with Union Home Minister Amit Shah on rising COVID-19
cases in Delhi. It is very important for all agencies and governments to work together to deal with the situation, Kejriwal told reporters after the meeting.
“I want to thank the central government and the home minister for calling this meeting. All the agencies will now work together. It is required now that all work together for the health of Delhi people and save their lives,” he said. The chief minister said COVID-19 beds were available in good numbers but ICU beds were filling up.
“The Centre has assured that in next two days, 500 ICU beds will be made available at the DRDO centre, and after a few more days, 250 more ICU beds will be arranged. So, around 750 ICU beds will be available there,” Kejriwal said. The Centre will also help the Delhi government in getting BiPAP machines to increase the number of ICU beds at its facilities, the chief minister said.