Ministry of Home Affair said Centre taking steps to contain spread of rising Covid-19 cases in Delhi
The Home Affairs Ministry informed that 10 multi-disciplinary teams have started visiting the hospitals for assessing bed utilization and testing capacities. It also informed that planning for house to house survey in Delhi in the advanced stage and survey is expected to begin by this weekend and projected to be completed by 25th of November of this month. It said, Indian Council of Medical Research and Delhi government are working together to enhance RT-PCR testing capacity to 60 thousand tests by the end of this month. It informed that testing capacity has already enhanced by 10 thousand tests per day and 5 RT-PCR labs including at AIIMS, Delhi have already started functioning round the clock. It said, ICMR will help Delhi government in deploying 10 mobile testing labs for COVID-19 with a total capacity of 20 thousand tests in phased manner. ICMR will also help in augmenting capacity by two thousand tests of existing Delhi labs by deploying more manpower and equipments through engagement with private sector labs. On 15th November Home Minister held meeting on Delhi’s Covid-19 situation and gave directions to the concerned agencies to effectively tackle the rising cases in the capital.