‘100% of eligible Delhiites get first dose’
Taking monumental steps in the fight against Covid-19, the Delhi Government said it has administered the first dose of the vaccine to 100 per cent of its eligible population.
“148.33 lakh people were vaccinated with at least one of Covid vaccine in Delhi,” it said.
Following which Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal praised all doctors, ANMs, teachers, ASHAs, CDVs and all frontline workers. He congratulated all DMs, CDMOs, DIOs and all district functionaries.
“Delhi is largely safe from corona now that the first dose of the vaccine has been administered to all eligible people. We are prepared to deal with Omicron variants at every level, taking all necessary steps,” he said.
The Delhi government appealed to the people to come forward to get the vaccination done through various campaigns.
The CM held a high-level review meeting at the Delhi Secretariat on Thursday and issued crucial directives to officers to deal with Omicron.
The Delhi government said it has made adequate arrangements for hospitals, beds, medicines, and oxygen, and is strengthening home isolation.
“The Delhi government is preparing for even one lakh cases per day. The Delhi government currently has a capacity of 1100 household visits per day, which will be increased to one lakh in the near future. 15 tankers are being used to transport oxygen, and will be available in Delhi within the next three weeks. Antibodies were found in more than 95 per cent of the people in the Delhi sero survey, and now 100 per cent of the eligible people have received the first dose of the vaccine, and more than 1.035 crore people have received the second dose of the vaccine. As a result, it is possible that the Omicron outbreak in Delhi will be minor. Regardless, if Omicron spreads, the Delhi government will be fully prepared to deal with it,” it said.
“In this regard, approximately 37 thousand Covid beds and 10,594 Covid ICU beds have been prepared. At the same time, if the infection spreads, the government has made plans for 100 oxygen beds to be set up in every ward of Delhi within two weeks of intimation. In this manner, the Delhi government’s plan is to prepare 65 thousand beds, so that no one faces bed shortage,” it said.
The government is further strengthening the home isolation system.
“During the previous corona waves, the home isolation system proved to be extremely useful in providing excellent care to patients. As a result, the home isolation system is being strengthened further. As a result, patients with mild corona symptoms can receive effective treatment at home. The government has put in place a strong system to accomplish this. The ANM, ASHA, paramedic workers, along with CDV teams have been directed to go to the homes of the patients in home isolation as soon as Covid is detected and inform them of the necessary precautions. During this time, the team will assess the patient’s health and provide a home isolation kit with an oximeter. Following that, tele-caller teams will continue to call in the following mornings and evenings to obtain health information. If the patient’s condition is critical, they will be admitted to the hospital right away,” it said.