Delhi will have 5.5 lakh cases by 31st July and Delhi would require 80 thousand beds

It seems unambiguous that the war of words between the Lt governor and the Delhi government has started after the former over ruled the cabinet committee decision of Delhi government restricting outsiders to seek Covid 19 treatment in Delhi hospitals , government n private in order to reserve beds for the Delhi Covid 19 patients in view of the horrible spurt in cases for the last 11 days with deaths reaching the 874 figure and Covid 19 cases nearing 30000 in just over two months.

The deputy chief minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia has announced that by July 31 Delhi will have 5.5 lakh cases of Corona with the requirement of about 80 thousand beds.

The highly inflated numbers indeed shocked one and all in Delhi. While speaking to media after coming out of the meeting with LG and central government as well as Delhi government officials Deputy CM Manish Sisodia has said that their request to LG regarding reconsideration of his earlier order has been turned down adding to the woes of Delhi.

Quoting the statement of few officials of the central government in the meeting of LG in which he was also present, Sisodia said that the officials do not consider the Covid 19 spurt in Delhi as the community spread despite the fact that the AIIMS director had himself admitted that the way cases are spreading in Delhi it seems that the symptoms indicate of community spread.

Admitting that Delhi is in a great mess and difficult situation after the decision of LG Anil Baijal over ruling the Delhi cabinet’s decision deputy CM Manish Sisodia said that at present fifty percent outsiders seek treatment in Delhi government n pvt hospitals and 70% in central govt controlled hospitals like AIIMS, RML and Safdarjung hospitals and if the cases rise exponentially as is the present trend, doubling them in 12/ 13 days the situation in Delhi will become extremely critical badly affecting the Covid 19 patients of Delhi.

However, after revoking the Delhi government decision by LG we will serve the patients of other states as well and endeavour to make all the medical arrangements added Manish Sisodia.

While responding to the queries of mediamen today Manish Sisodia said that the way corona cases are rising by 30th june Delhi will record 1 lakh cases , two lakh cases till 15th July and 5.5 lakh cases on 31st July. This means that while on 15th July Delhi hospitals will require 33 thousand beds and on 31st July the total requirement would be of 80 thousand beds.

The horrific revelations by deputy CM Manish Sisodia has send a feeling of immense fear among the people of Delhi. Meanwhile the Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejrival has undergone the Covid 19 test today, the report of which is expected this evening or tomorrow morning. At present he is in home isolation. CM Arvind Kejrival had yesterday complained of mild fever and sore throat since Sunday.


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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  1. Generally Specialty Hospitals were built in cities to support people from nearby areas as it would be convenient. Delhi being Capital of India, these hospitals were built when it was UT to serve larger population in & around Delhi. None of them were built by Kejriwal & Co. Irrespective of that, I don’t think people are coming there for Carona treatment as recovery rate of Haryana or UP are better than Delhi !!. It is possible that for some border areas, Delhi hospitals are nearer than their own state hospitals and they come there. He can publish how many outsiders vs insiders are being treated in Delhi hospitals. He had boastfully claimed that they were ready with 30000 beds when in reality he had only 3000+ (as per declaration in court). So instead of giving lame excuses & passing some illegal orders for his own failures to manage the situation, he should work with centre (Dr.Harshvardhan) to serve the people.
    I think what LG did is the right thing. Kejri & Co also know this. So they may not even question the order in court !!
    He has all facilities for illegal Bangladeshis and Rohingyas isnt it ? He promoted the Jamatis to spread deliberately
    Good for nothing except petty politics

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