According to the district health bulletin, Gurgaon is inching closer to the 40,000-mark in terms of active cases, with 3,037 new cases being recorded on Monday. There are 37,244 active cases in the district.
During a meeting he chaired to discuss the Covid situation in Gurgaon late Sunday evening, Khattar had spoken of complaints he had received about high rates being charged for ambulances and had directed officials to fix rates for private ambulances as well.
According to data compiled from the district health bulletin, a total of 27,358 new Covid-19 cases were recorded in Gurgaon last week (between April 26 and May 2), in comparison to the 21,559 cases that were reported in the week before.
According to police officials, the accused have been identified as Chetan Kapoor, the senior security assistant from Punjab who resides in Aya Nagar, Nitin Josh, the nursing staff supervisor, who hails from Kerala and was residing in Gurgaon’s Sector 52, and Josh’s wife, Leema Umen.
The order directs that the facility will also need to be linked to the surveillance team (IDSP) and an ambulance provider, and must have an “oversight mechanism through video camera monitoring” or through guards to ensure that admitted patients do not leave the facility.
On Saturday morning, Dr Sourojit Gupta, Head of Neonatology at the hospital, said the hospital, which had six babies in the NICU – two on ventilator and four on CPAP with oxygen support – were “running out of oxygen”.
From the call centre, officials said, a call would be made to the recipient to determine if they still need the oxygen, in which case the cylinder would be refilled, otherwise the recipient would be asked to return the cylinder “so that it can be given to another needy patient”.
Three hospitals in the city — Mayom Hospital, Kathuria Hospital and Pushpanjali Hospital — on Wednesday complained of persisting oxygen shortage, with two of them appealing to the administration for help, claiming to have only a few minutes of supply left.
The hospital is being set up at a time when Faridabad is seeing a massive surge in Covid cases, with more than 1,000 new cases emerging everyday. At present, there are 10,967 active Covid cases in the district.
According to officials, doctors, nurses, MBBS students as well as retired government doctors, private doctors, and those retired from the Armed Forces Medical Services can volunteer to offer their services as part of this initiative.
Haryana Chief Minister also directed the MSME Director and Industries Director to ensure that oxygen prepared for industries in industrial oxygen plants is converted to liquid medical oxygen and given for use for Covid patients “so that there is no lack of oxygen”.