New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Health infrastructure in Delhi should be used for the treatment of the residents of the national capital, the five-member panel constituted by Delhi government suggested on Saturday, amid the surging cases of coronavirus in Delhi.  

The suggestions came after the Delhi government had constituted the panel and asked them to submit a report about the health infrastructure situation in Delhi. The suggestions also came in the backdrop of Delhi recording over 1,000 coronavirus cases daily for the past few days and the AAP government fending itself against allegations of lack of hospital beds and other facilities.

According to the news agency PTI, IP University VC Dr Mahesh Verma, who heads the panel has submitted the report and said that if patients from across country continue to get admitted in Delhi hospitals, all beds will be occupied within just three days.  

The Delhi government had asked the panel, which includes doctors from some reputed jhospitals in Delhi, to guide it on healthcare infrastructure augmentation and overall preparedness of hospitals to battle COVID-19 in the national capital.

On Friday, Delhi recorded 1,330 fresh coronavirus cases taking the COVID-19 tally in the city beyond the 26,000-mark, as the death toll due to the disease jumped to 708. The highest spike in fresh cases -- 1513 -- was recorded on June 3.

The Delhi government had received over 7.5 lakh suggestions from people on whether the borders should be reopened and health services of hospitals be restricted to the treatment of only Delhiites, according to an official statement Friday evening.

Sources in the government had said on Friday that the borders can be reopened, but services of the Delhi government-run health facilities may be reserved only for the people of the national capital. However, health services in the Centre-run hospitals may be available for people belonging to other states.



(With PTI Inputs)

Posted By: Talib Khan