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Delhi hospitals conduct mock drills to take stock of preparations for Covid

Published on Dec 27, 2022 03:49 PM IST
  • The mock drill will assess the availability of beds, manpower, referral resources, testing capacity, medical logistics, telemedicine services and medical oxygen availability, among other aspects.
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Hospitals in Delhi and several other states held mock drills today to assess their preparedness, including the availability of beds and manpower, to deal with any increase in the number of Covid-19 cases. (HT Photo/Raj K Raj) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Dec 27, 2022 03:49 PM IST

Hospitals in Delhi and several other states held mock drills today to assess their preparedness, including the availability of beds and manpower, to deal with any increase in the number of Covid-19 cases. (HT Photo/Raj K Raj)

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Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia visited the Delhi government-run Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan (LNJP) Hospital at noon on Tuesday to assess the drill. (HT Photo/Raj K Raj) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Dec 27, 2022 03:49 PM IST

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia visited the Delhi government-run Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan (LNJP) Hospital at noon on Tuesday to assess the drill. (HT Photo/Raj K Raj)

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"The Delhi government is prepared for any kind of emergency. At LNJP, there are 2,000 beds and 450 of them are dedicated to COVID-19. If a need arises, we can dedicate all 2,000 beds for COVID-19... we can also increase this number by using nearby banquet halls and add an additional 500 beds for COVID-19, so there would no shortage," Manish Sisodia told reporters at the hospital. (HT Photo/Raj K Raj) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Dec 27, 2022 03:49 PM IST

"The Delhi government is prepared for any kind of emergency. At LNJP, there are 2,000 beds and 450 of them are dedicated to COVID-19. If a need arises, we can dedicate all 2,000 beds for COVID-19... we can also increase this number by using nearby banquet halls and add an additional 500 beds for COVID-19, so there would no shortage," Manish Sisodia told reporters at the hospital. (HT Photo/Raj K Raj)

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The deputy chief minister asked people not to panic and said that primary data suggests that the new BF.7 sub-strain of the coronavirus is similar to previous variants. (HT Photo/Raj K Raj) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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The deputy chief minister asked people not to panic and said that primary data suggests that the new BF.7 sub-strain of the coronavirus is similar to previous variants. (HT Photo/Raj K Raj)

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"Compared to previous times, oxygen availability has increased 10 times, and five PSA plants have been set up here. And ventilators are also present. Today, a mock drill was conducted, how patients can be attended to and shifted to the desired location within five minutes was observed," he added. (HT Photo/Raj K Raj) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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"Compared to previous times, oxygen availability has increased 10 times, and five PSA plants have been set up here. And ventilators are also present. Today, a mock drill was conducted, how patients can be attended to and shifted to the desired location within five minutes was observed," he added. (HT Photo/Raj K Raj)

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The exercise comes in the wake of the Centre issuing an advisory to this effect on Monday amid a spurt in Covid-19 cases in some countries.(HT Photo/Raj K Raj) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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The exercise comes in the wake of the Centre issuing an advisory to this effect on Monday amid a spurt in Covid-19 cases in some countries.(HT Photo/Raj K Raj)

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"Now, we have new cylinders which were bought during the previous Covid wave, and we even have tankers for transportation. The Delhi government and our health department are fully prepared for any situation," Sisodia told reporters. (HT Photo/Raj K Raj) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Dec 27, 2022 03:49 PM IST

"Now, we have new cylinders which were bought during the previous Covid wave, and we even have tankers for transportation. The Delhi government and our health department are fully prepared for any situation," Sisodia told reporters. (HT Photo/Raj K Raj)

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Medical Director of the hospital, Suresh Kumar said that there was no reason to panic but people need to be vigilant, follow Covid protocols and take the booster dose of the vaccines. "In the mock drill, we saw our response time and it was perfect," he said. (HT Photo/Raj K Raj) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Dec 27, 2022 03:49 PM IST

Medical Director of the hospital, Suresh Kumar said that there was no reason to panic but people need to be vigilant, follow Covid protocols and take the booster dose of the vaccines. "In the mock drill, we saw our response time and it was perfect," he said. (HT Photo/Raj K Raj)

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