Delhi govt adds two new names to the list of Covid-19 designated hospitals
As the coronavirus cases in national capital continue to rise, the Delhi government on Wednesday declared two hospitals as partial Covid-19 designated hospitals in the city for admitting confirmed/suspected cases of coronavirus.
With this, Deen Dayal Upadhya Hospital and Baba Saheb Ambedkar Hospital are now the new addition to the list of designated Covid-19 hospitals in Delhi, according to a report in ANI.
There are total 37 Covid designated hospitals in Delhi.
Delhi on Wednesday recorded the highest single-day spike. With the city reporting 4,473 new Covid-19 cases today, Delhi’s tally jumped to more than 2.30 lakh.
The previous highest single-day spike, which was recorded on Saturday last week, was of 4,321 cases, according to PTI data.
The city’s active coronavirus cases tally on Wednesday rose to 30,914 from yesterday’s count of 29,787 cases, according to the health bulletin.
For the uninitiated, Dhan Mill Compound, a former granary and a cluster of warehouses, has morphed into the city’s modish food, fashion, design and lifestyle destination. Its streets are lined with art cafes, home décor outlets, ateliers, art galleries, pottery studios, dance halls and high-end boutiques, whose facades and interiors are as interesting and experimental as the wares they deal in. Interestingly, all of these fancy establishments are housed in re-purposed warehouse buildings, which still have metal roofs.
According to a Delhi government official, a break-up of the total jobs, including the list of employers and the number of people they hired, will be shared “in a couple of days”. Notably, the government portal was launched by chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on July 27, 2020, to help entry-level and blue-collar job seekers connect with employers at a time when the Covid-19 induced lockdown left many people unemployed.
“Manufactures, and start-ups which are working on alternatives to single-use plastic have to pay more GST for raw material. Hence, the Delhi government will write to the Centre and request a reduction in GST rates,” Delhi environment minister Gopal Rai said.
Safdarjung, Delhi’s base weather station, recorded 0.1mm of rainfall between 8:30am and 5:30pm on Sunday. The Capital recorded 1.9mm of rainfall on Saturday and 117.2mm on Friday, making the monthly total 119.2mm so far. The normal monthly average for July is 210.6mm, said weather experts.
Monsoon elevates Adam Khan’s tomb into an emergency sanctuary for passersby (and dogs) speared by sudden showers. Perched atop a Mehrauli hillock, the monument overlooks the Qutub Minar, which appears totally bechara and defenceless in the heavy rain.