Delhi To Dismantle Last 3 Covid Care Centres As Cases Decline
In light of the festival season, authorities have emphasised the need to maintain a constant vigil against COVID-19, even as they approved the demolition of the city’s final three Covid care facilities and their removal from the property. The Delhi Disaster Management Authority examined the Covid-19 situation in the capital at their meeting on September 22.
The head of the DDMA in Delhi, LG V K Saxena, stated that immunisation efforts in Delhi might be improved. According to the data presented at the conference, just 31.49 lakh (24%) of the 1.33 crore beneficiaries who were eligible for the preventive dosages had taken them as of September 20.
Mr. Saxena stated that there is a need for a constant and tight vigil in light of the upcoming festivities. According to him, this would be a crucial time because people can disregard Covid-appropriate behaviour at festivals.
According to the meeting minutes, he remarked, “It is vital to stick to Covid-appropriate behaviour and to develop a mass awareness among the population to follow the same.” The DDMA also approved the removal and relocation of the Covid care facilities built on the properties of Radha Soami Satsang, Swan Kirpal, and Sant Nirankari in Burari. The transfer of the medical equipment to the hospitals where it was required was also decided.
Due to an increase in instances, 11 Covid care centres were built in the nation’s capital. Only one of them was administered by the federal government, while the others were by the Delhi government. As the number of cases decreased, all but three centres were shut down.
The minutes stated that the Delhi LG and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had approved the transfer of land to the relevant organisations but had insisted that an accurate inventory be made of the equipment. According to the minutes, LG Saxena also stated that a suitable plan for the secure storage of equipment should be created.
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