Delhi may impose night curfew ? ICU beds increased in Delhi hospitals say Satyendra Jain

The Covid 19 surge in Delhi is in the rise but has slightly come down yesterday i.e. on Wednesday with 5,246 cases exhibiting a decline of 10%.

However, the Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejrival has today while responding to the query of Delhi High Court has said that though no decision has been taken till yet on the night curfew but keeping in view the critical situation in the capital it may probably go for imposing the night curfew. The Delhi government has filed a petition requesting for granting permission for imposing night curfew in Delhi in view of surge in pandemic cases.

According to the latest news on the petition regarding its request for enhancing the Covid 19 testing the court has allegedly expressed its dissatisfaction n annoyance over the non submission of satisfactory information on the status report.

The honourable asked the Delhi government as to why the beds are vacant in the Delhi Covid hospitals and also questioned about the information pertaining to the advertisements of health care centre etc.

It may be recalled that the Punjab chief minister Captain Amrinder Singh had already taken a decision to impose night curfew in Punjab in view of the surge in cases there including doubling of fine from Rs. 500 to Rs 1000 for not wearing masks . The night curfew will be imposed from 10.00 night to 5.00 AM everyday starting from 1st December.

He has also issued directives for restaurants n Dhaba’s to be closed latest by 9.30 PM. The Delhi CM Arvind Kejrival too had recently enhanced the fine four times from Rs 500 to 2000 tightening screws on the anti Covid regulation violates especially those who do not wear masks despite repeated warnings n massive surge in cases. He had also squeezed the number of participants in the marriage ceremonies from One hundred or more to mere fifty persons.

Meanwhile, the Delhi health minister Satyendra Jain has today acquainted Delhites about the enhancement in the number of ICU beds in Delhi hospitals by tweeting the figures in his Twitter handle. In his two tweets he wrote : Bed vacancy for Covid patients in Delhi hospitals increased to 9138 from 7844 in the last four days. During the same period ICU bed vacancy increased to 1057 from 515. Through the second tweet Satyendra Jain revealed : 2080 beds including 1359 ICU beds increased for Covid 19 patients in Delhi hospitals during the last fifteen days.

Currently the total Covid 19 tally in Delhi is 5 lakhs 46 thousands with 8720 Covid mortalities. Just a few days ago the union home minister Amit Shah had an emergency meeting with the Delhi LG, Delhi CM and Director of AIIMS including Delhi Disaster Management Authority officers and expressed his concern over the increasing number of Covid infections in Delhi. He had assured of enhancing the ICU beds in Delhi’s private n Government hospitals including 250 ICU beds addition in DRDO hospital Dhaula Kuan and instructing the AIIIMS authorities to depute specialists n senior doctors to treat patients including enhancement in daily RTPCR testing to more than a lakh numbers on daily basis.


Sunil Negi

Sunil Negi is a senior journalist and president of Uttarakhand Journalists Forum ( Regd). He usually writes on socio political subjects and have been contributing articles in print media for the last several years. Mr. Sunil Negi had been felicitated by All India Achievers conference's Pride of India and excellence awards apart from several other recognitions. He has translated a book on ecological disaster of Uttarakhand of June 2013 and edited and published two editions of Uttaranchal's Who's Who.

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