Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday visited COVID-19 Care Centre at Radha Soami Beas in Chhatarpur. CM Kejriwal had earlier written to Amit Shah inviting him to inspect the 10,000-bedded COVID care centre at Radha Soami Satsang Beas campus in Chhattarpur.

He had also requested for deployment of doctors and nurses from the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and Army at the Centre. More than 2,000 Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and other Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) personnel, including doctors, will treat and manage Delhi’s biggest COVID-19 care centre at Radha Soami Satsang Beas in Chhatarpur area, located near the Delhi-Haryana border.

DG ITBP, SS Deswal, who went to check preparedness of the Centre yesterday, said that it is now fully ready and can accommodate 10,000 patients.

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Delhi has so far reported 77,240 COVID-19 positive cases, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Nearly 20,000 tests are being conducted daily and the number of beds for COVID-19 patients has increased to 13,500 in the national capital, which is following an aggressive five-pronged strategy to fight the rising number of novel coronavirus cases, said chief minister Arvind Kejriwal earlier on Saturday. 

Addressing a virtual press conference, Kejriwal also thanked the Centre for providing testing kits to the Delhi government to ramp up its testing. He also listed out five weapons- increasing the number of beds, testing and isolation, providing oximeters, use of plasma therapy and conducting surveys and screening – that has helped the national capital to tackle the coronavirus outbreak.

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