On 28th November, the Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain said that the capital city can be vaccinated only within 3 to 4 weeks. The news agency, ANI reported on Saturday that polyclinics, hospitals, dispensaries, Mohalla clinics, and other health facilities will be of great help in it.
When the vaccine is available all the people of Delhi will be vaccinated within a few weeks, said the Health Minister to the PTI.
He firmly said that the capital had enough resources and infrastructure to provide vaccination to the entire population. He added that the people don’t need to worry about the storage of the vaccine. Jain suggested that the national capital must be given the first preference in the distribution of vaccines.
ANI reported that the issue with the oxygen problem was also resolved. Added that the capital city has 50 percent beds unoccupied and 1,200 ICU beds are also vacant.
PTI reported that for storing the coronavirus pandemic, a part of Rajiv Gandhi Super Specialty Hospital is designated. The three-storied building is one of the identified storage centers.
The AAP government has identified around 600 cold storage points added with 1800 sites used for immunization of children. This guarantees that the Delhi government has enough infrastructure to store vaccines at minus 15 to minus 25 degrees Celsius and also at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius, said Delhi’s immunization officer, Suresh Seth.
He further told the PTI that it doesn’t have ultra-cold conditions to store the vaccines. However, it predicted that it won’t be a problem because the whole immunization program will be done in a phased manner.
Seth told the PTI that the Delhi government gives much priority to the health care workers. He aims to provide the vaccine to the health care workers within three days by utilizing the cold storage capacity.
Jain said that the capital city showed a decrease in the positivity rate by 45 percent since November 7th, 2020. The testing rate in Delhi is three times the national average.
On Sunday, 29th November, a total of 41810 cases came up in the country.
It made the total rise to 93,92,919. The recovered cases stood at 88,02,267 which is much higher than the 4,53,956 active cases. Moreover, the death toll stands at 1,36,696 in the country.