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Amit Shah calls for adding 300 ICU beds, doubling tests as Delhi cases rise

Home minister has also asks health ministry and Delhi govt to ensure proper supply of high flow nasal cannulas and bi-pap machines within 48 hours

Kolkata: Union Home Minister Amit Shah addresses a press meet, in Kolkata, Friday, Nov. 6, 2020. (PTI Photo/Ashok Bhaumik)

Shah has also said that the Indian Council of Medical Research and the health and family welfare ministry will set up mobile testing vans for the high risk individuals in the poorer section of the society

Ruchika Chitravanshi New Delhi
Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday asked the Delhi government to add up to 300 more ICU beds and double RT-PCR testing capacity as part of urgent steps to control the rising Civid-19 cases in the national capital.
Shah chaired a high-level meeting, which was attended by Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, and senior officials.
The government plans to air-lift additional doctors and para-medical staff from the Central Armed Police Force to Delhi to address the shortage of manpower. 
The home minister has also asked the health ministry and the Delhi

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First Published: Nov 15 2020 | 9:30 PM IST

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