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Astha Saxena


Covid spike in Delhi: Officials told to find large halls for patients, grounds for funerals
Tue, Jun 02, 2020

The state health department updated 50 more deaths, with 12 being reported in the last 24 hours. The death toll in the city is 523.

AIIMS doctor asked to show cause for tweet on N95 mask quality
Tue, Jun 02, 2020

The administration has asked him to revert to the notice by June 3, failing which disciplinary action would be taken against him.

Delhi: Lok Nayak medical director is among 3 top hospital officials to test positive
Sun, May 31, 2020

Dr Suresh Kumar, recently appointed as medical director of Lok Nayak, has gone into home isolation, officials said.

In Delhi, Covid hotel-hospitals for treatment, isolation
Sat, May 30, 2020

Three more government hospitals have also been designated to treat Covid patients — Deep Chand Bandhu, Satyawati Harish Chandra and GTB, which will bolster bed capacity by 900.

Challenge to plasma therapy: Getting donors to come forward
Sat, May 30, 2020

According to sources, over 440 people were contacted by the Delhi government to donate plasma, out of which around 15 agreed. As many as 7,264 people have recovered/migrated/been discharged from hospitals as of May 27.

At AIIMS, 206 cases among healthcare workers but most have recovered
Sat, May 30, 2020

The country’s top medical institute has a manpower of 20,000 people, which includes administration, faculty, doctors, nurses, paramedics, as well as outsourced workers.

Safdarjung reports 52 deaths, Delhi govt alleges delay
Fri, May 29, 2020

On May 9, The Indian Express had reported that there was a mismatch between the death toll reported by four hospitals and that shared by the Delhi government in its health bulletin.

24-hour Covid count breaches 1,000 mark in Delhi, 13 more deaths
Fri, May 29, 2020

Delhi is now third in terms of case count, behind Maharashtra with 56,948 cases and Tamil Nadu with 18,545 cases.

In highest 24-hour spike, Delhi records 792 cases
Thu, May 28, 2020

About 34% of the cases have come up in the capital after relaxations in Lockdown 4.0 were announced. There were 10,054 cases and 160 deaths on May 18, which grew to 15,257 cases and 303 deaths on Wednesday.

In Delhi, only 8 Covid ICU beds vacant in 7 private hospitals
Wed, May 27, 2020

To add to its bed strength, the Delhi government recently asked 117 nursing homes and private hospitals to set aside 20% of their existing strength for Covid patients.

In Delhi, the share of private Covid beds occupied is double that in govt hospitals
Tue, May 26, 2020

"At present, we have 4,500 beds in private and government hospitals in Delhi and around 2,500 are still available for patients,” the CM said.

58-yr-old sanitation supervisor at AIIMS dies of coronavirus
Tue, May 26, 2020

At the trauma centre, four more Covid positive healthcare workers of the institute are undergoing treatment. So far, 156 healthcare workers – two faculty members, four resident doctors, 16 nurses, and other staff from the institute — have tested positive.

COVID situation in Delhi under control, says Kejriwal as govt readies more beds across private hospitals
Mon, May 25, 2020

The chief minister also said that the government is pushing to add 2,000 more beds across private hospitals as 75% of the beds earmarked for Covid-19 patients have already been occupied. He said that 509 out of 667 beds across private hospitals have been occupied so far.

Delhi adds 117 private clinics to Covid list
Mon, May 25, 2020

Delhi reported 508 fresh cases on Sunday, taking the total to 13,418. Of the 1,886 patients currently in hospital, 1,379 are undergoing treatment in six government facilities. Ten private facilities have also been roped in.

AIIMS former HoD, Medicine, dies of Covid
Sun, May 24, 2020

“Dr Pande was under home care and seemed to be recovering. The cause of death is suspected to be cardiac arrest. Deepest condolences to his family and everyone who will miss him dearly,” the hospital said.

Delhi: Toll crosses 200, cases now over 12,000
Sat, May 23, 2020

Around the same time, 20 new containment zones have been created since May 18. Overall, the number of containment zones stands at 92, out of which scaling down orders have already been issued for nine.

New Delhi: As govt further scales up testing, pending samples still a concern
Sat, May 23, 2020

According to date-wise data between May 4 and May 15, an average of 1,756 samples have been collected on a daily basis. During the same period, the daily average of pending samples has been 4,719.

Delhi records 660 fresh coronavirus cases in single day, tally at 12,319
Fri, May 22, 2020

The death toll in the city has breached the 200 mark with 14 more deaths updated in the government's bulletin. The total number of deaths in the city is 204 now.

Lok Nayak Hospital withdraws order asking doctors to vacate hotels
Fri, May 22, 2020

According to sources, healthcare workers at Delhi government-run hospitals will continue to stay in hotels during their quarantine period as per protocols issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Trace contacts the same day as patient tests positive: Delhi govt
Fri, May 22, 2020

The city reported over 500 new cases for the third consecutive day, with 571 fresh cases recorded in the last 24 hours – the highest in one day. The total cases are 11,659.