The pandemic has not been treating Delhi well. The COVID-19 cases in the state have been rising at a vigorous rate. Currently, the cases are around 361 per million populations, which are believed to rise to 500 cases per million population, according to the NitiAyog.
The NitiAyog has also highlighted that the state has violated COVID-19 norms during the festive season. The Centre has made suggestions that the bed capacity of the state should be immediately increased, mainly ICU beds. There are currently 3,491 ICU beds in Delhi out of which 88% are occupied.
The assessment made by the NitiAyog was presented in a meeting on Sunday, which was conveyed by Amit Shah. Arvind Kejriwal and senior central and state officials were present in the meeting. Doctors and paramedical staffs started arriving in Delhi to provide a better medical facility in the state. RT-PCK tests are also being imported in the state to boost the daily testing capacity.
The current situation of Delhi has proved that the claims made by Arvind Kejriwal about the condition of the healthcare conditions are false. Earlier, he had given statements about how the AAP government in the state had been fighting the pandemic with utmost sincerity and the medical condition of the state is good enough to provide healthcare to most of the citizens. However, the situation proved to be otherwise and Union HM Shri Amit Shah had to intervene to save the situation.
It is also believed that the Shaheen Bagh protests have played a key role in worsening the condition of the state in the first wave. The protests were being held in a time when the cases were increasing rapidly. Lack of social distancing and no proper hygiene added to the fuel. Starting from the Tablighi Jamaat Incident, Delhi has faced a lot of administration failure which has now given rise to a huge surge in COVID-19 cases.