#Delhi COVID-19 Battle : Amit Shah, Arvind Kejriwal Meeting Decides Plan Of Action

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In order to combat the menace of coronavirus in the national capital, Union home minister Amit Shah said that COVID-19 testing would soon be increased by three times in next six days.

“To prevent coronavirus infection in Delhi, the testing of COVID-19 will be doubled in the next two days and after six days testing would be increased by three times,” the home minister tweeted.

“Also after few days, the testing facility will be started at every polling station of the containment zone,” he added.

In the view of the shortage of beds in the national capital for COVID-19 patients, Shah also announced that the Centre has decided to provide 500 railway coaches to Delhi.

“These railway coaches will add 8,000 beds in Delhi for COVID-19 patients and will be equipped with all the facilities to fight the infection,” the Union minister added.

The decisions were taken at a COVID-19 review meeting chaired by Shah along with health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan, Delhi LG Anil Baijal and chief minister Arvind Kejriwal.

Later Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwalsaid the bed strength in the national capital for treating coronavirus patients will increase by 5000 after the city government decided to declare small and medium multi-speciality nursing homes as “COVID nursing homes”.

Small and medium multi-speciality nursing homes in the city having 10 to 49 beds have been declared as “COVID nursing homes” by the Delhi government to increase the bed capacity for coronavirus patients, according to an official order issued on Saturday.

Only standalone exclusive eye centres, ENT centres, dialysis centres, maternity homes and IVF centres are presently exempted, the order said.

“With the Delhi government’s decision, over 5000 beds will be available for coronavirus patients. In the next few days, our officials will talk to owners of each nursing home to solve their problems,” Kejriwal tweeted in Hindi.

Earlier in another tweet Kejriwal termed the meeting between Delhi government and Centre headed by Union Home Minister Amit shah to discuss the Delhi covid cases as , Extremely productive meeting betn Del govt and Central govt. Many key decisions taken. We will fight against corona together.

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