Follow Us:
Sunday, August 09, 2020

Mallica Joshi


Unfortunate that decisions being taken without connecting with people: Sisodia on L-G overturning Delhi govt moves
Thu, Aug 06, 2020

Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister on handling the Health portfolio during a crisis, AAP’s plans outside the capital, and where the New Education Policy falls short

Behind Delhi govt push to open city, ailing service sector that gives 60% jobs
Mon, Aug 03, 2020

Festive season lacklustre, says Sisodia, crucial to open sector to address unemployment

Explained: Why does Delhi’s Minto Bridge underpass keep getting flooded?
Wed, Jul 22, 2020

Waterlogging under the Minto Road railway bridge is an almost inevitable monsoon event in the capital. The problem lies in the natural gradient of the land, the heritage bridge that cannot be easilt re-engineered, and the larger issue of Delhi’s choked and dysfunctional drainage system.

Over 21,000 deaths registered in capital in April-June quarter, 5,800 less than in 2019
Sat, Jul 18, 2020

According to Delhi government sources, data collated by them shows that 27,152 death registrations were done in the capital in April, May and June last year. This year the number is 21,344. This includes Covid-19 deaths, which stand at 3,571 so far.

Delhi: As antigen tests drive surge in city testing, RT-PCR drop in last 4 days
Fri, Jul 17, 2020

On Thursday, Delhi saw 1,652 new cases, 58 deaths and 1,994 recoveries. The total caseload is now 1,18,645 and the death toll stands at 3,545. The total number of patients recovered/discharged is 97,693.

Coronavirus: Trend continues of more recoveries than new cases in Delhi, CM says under control but stay cautious
Thu, Jul 16, 2020

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said Wednesday that the capital’s Covid-19 growth has slowed, remaining well below previous projections

In South, New Delhi, 1 in 4 Covid patients were admitted to hospital
Wed, Jul 15, 2020

According to district-wise data between June 14 and July 12, the highest percentage of hospitalisation was seen in New Delhi and South Delhi districts. Both districts also have a large number of hospitals and clinics.

Delhi saw 2 lakh RT-PCR, 3 lakh antigen tests in past month
Tue, Jul 14, 2020

On Monday, the capital recorded 1,246 cases and 40 deaths — the first time in weeks cases have dipped below the 1,500-mark.

More than 10k Covid beds remain empty in Delhi
Mon, Jul 13, 2020

Over the past two weeks, more people have been discharged than admitted to hospitals. Between June 23 — when the highest number of patients were admitted — and July 12, there has been a 31% drop in admissions.

Delhi: Occupancy below 5K first time in month
Wed, Jul 08, 2020

An assessment of occupancy carried out by the Delhi government shows that the weekly new bed occupancy rate — the difference between number of patients admitted and discharged — has been dipping for the past five weeks, after peaking in the first week of June.

Delhi crosses 1 lakh cases, 3/4th have recovered from virus
Tue, Jul 07, 2020

Delhi’s doubling rate has increased to approximately 17 days. The city had recorded 53,116 cases till June 19, with 2,035 deaths.

Delhi: Positivity rate dips, more people leaving Covid hospitals than being admitted
Tue, Jun 30, 2020

According to data shared by the Delhi government, the city’s average weekly positivity rate has gone from its highest point of 31% in the second week of June to 18% in the previous week, June 22 to 28.

Delhi’s plasma bank: What’s the aim, how effective has the therapy been so far?
Mon, Jun 29, 2020

Delhi was among the first few states to get ICMR approval to conduct trials with plasma therapy, which is still at trial stage.

Over 11,000 more beds to be available in Delhi as banquet halls are attached to hospitals
Sun, Jun 28, 2020

On Saturday, 2,948 fresh Covid-19 cases were recorded in the city, taking the total to 80,188, of which 28,329 are active. Total death toll touched 2,558 with 66 people dying between early Friday and early Saturday.

Delhi now city with most covid cases: Cases surge but testing, beds up too
Thu, Jun 25, 2020

No clear picture on what will happen in the days to come, but Delhi in a comfortable situation in terms of hospital beds, says Chief Minister.

As Centre takes charge, key officers in Covid fight keep changing
Thu, Jun 25, 2020

In Delhi, which is not a full state and has a special status while being a Union Territory, the services department comes under the Centre, through the Lieutenant Governor.

Delhi coronavirus rise: On ground, L-G order yet to take off
Thu, Jun 25, 2020

The Delhi government has opposed Baijal’s order, with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia raising it with the Centre and L-G.

3,000 new Covid cases, Delhi scrambles to arrange enough ambulances
Mon, Jun 22, 2020

Delhi has seen over 3,000 cases every day for the past three days. On Sunday, the city saw 3,000 new cases and 63 deaths, taking the total cases to 59,746 and deaths to 2,175.

After AAP pushback, L-G changes order to allow home isolation
Sun, Jun 21, 2020

The L-G also said it was possible that “individuals who are positive (and) may have moderate to severe illness necessitating hospitalization” can be missed if they are isolated at home.

Covid-19: No consensus between Delhi govt, L-G on institutional quarantine, meeting again today
Sat, Jun 20, 2020

“Delhi government has opposed the LG’s decision to end home isolation. There is no decision on this either," Sisodia tweeted. A meeting has been called again at 5 pm to discuss both issues.

Explained: Why is the Delhi govt opposing the new guidelines against home isolation?
Sat, Jun 20, 2020

At present, Delhi has 12,514 hospital beds, 5,974 beds in Covid centres, and 344 beds in Covid health centres. Those who don’t have facilities for home quarantine are being sent to Covid case centres.

Capital begins antigen testing, 456 of 7,040 positive on Day 1
Fri, Jun 19, 2020

District magistrates of 11 districts in the city have set up 193 testing centres and deployed 341 teams to carry out the tests.

Explained: Why are businesses exiting Delhi’s Khan Market?
Fri, Jun 19, 2020

For some restaurants, the rent at Khan Market amounts to half their costs.

Amit Shah visits LNJP, says recovered should get good-health certificates
Tue, Jun 16, 2020

Shah's visit to Lok Nayak Hospital around 4 pm came a day after he met with Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal to discuss the Covid-19 crisis in the capital, and hours after an all-party meeting with representatives of the AAP, BJP, and Congress in Delhi.

Delhi: Both Centre and state to add more beds
Tue, Jun 16, 2020

While the Delhi government-run hospitals have a total of almost 12,000 beds (as per the Economic Survey of Delhi 2019-20), the Centre-run and autonomous institutions have around 11,000.