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RT-PCR testing capability to be raised to 60,000 a day by month-end, Health News, ET HealthWorld

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NEW DELHI: Delhi’s RT-PCR testing capability shall be ramped as much as 60,000 checks a day by the tip of this month, at the same time as 45 medical doctors and 160 paramedics from the central armed police forces (CAPFs) have flown into Delhi for deployment on the DRDO hospital close to IGI Airport and on the 10,000-bed Covid care centre in Chhatarpur.

As first reported by TOI on November 16, 10,000 extra RT-PCRs a day began from November 17, two days after house minister Amit Shah reviewed the Covid-19 scenario within the capital with Delhi authorities brass and outlined a 12-point motion plan. Five RT-PCR laboratories, together with at AIIMS, have begun to perform around the clock and ICMR will deploy 10 cell testing laboratories, with a complete capability of 20,000 Covid-19 checks, in a phased method starting subsequent week.

The ICMR can be serving to in augmenting testing capability of Delhi laboratories by 2,000 checks a day with deployment of extra manpower, rising the variety of shifts, putting extra tools and thru engagement of personal sector laboratories. The joint efforts of ICMR and Delhi authorities are aimed toward elevating the testing capability to round 60,000 a day, the house ministry stated on Wednesday.

Among different measures taken as per instructions issued following the November 15 evaluation assembly chaired by Shah, are including extra ICU beds and BIPAP beds within the capital that has witnessed a rise in Covid-19 instances. DRDO will, over the subsequent 3-Four days, add 250 ICU beds and create 35 BIPAP beds at its Covid hospital close to Delhi airport. The public-sector Bharat Electronics Ltd has despatched 250 ventilators from Bengaluru, that are anticipated to achieve by the weekend. The well being ministry has additionally offered 25 BIPAP machines to Delhi authorities.

Indian Railways can be making prepare coaches out there at Shakur Basti railway station for a Covid care-cum-isolation facility that can accommodate 800 beds.

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