No more home quarantine for covid-19 patients in Delhi

No more home quarantine for covid-19 patients in Delhi

No more home quarantine for covid-19 patients in Delhi

With the number of Coronavirus cases inching closer to the 50,000-mark, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday assured people that testing will be ramped up further in the coming days.

Shah said the Expert Committee under the chairmanship of NITI Aayog Member V.K Paul has fixed a price of Rs 2,400 for COVID-19 tests.

With Home Minister Amit Shah holding a meeting with chief secretaries of Delhi, Haryana and UP, where he pushed for a unified strategy for Covid-19 containment and treatment in the Delhi-NCR region, authorities in Noida, Ghaziabad, Gurgaon and Faridabad are also likely to be nudged to follow the new treatment rates.

"Committee constituted at the directions of union home minister to fix rates for care of patients with COVID-19 in private hospitals and for testing in private laboratories in NCT".

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi Police Commissioner SN Shrivastava, senior officials of NCR districts and Ministries of Home and Health and ICMR attended the meeting. "A large number of people have turned up for COVID-19 tests in different locations and it will be completed by this evening", he added.

"Shah also said the committee decided on rates for Covid-19 beds and treatment, and these rates could also be applied to hospitals in NCR after consultations", an MHA statement said.

"After detail discussions and taking all factors into account, it was made a decision to fix a rate of Rs 2,400 for each RT-PCR test applicable to specimens provided by the government (panel)".

Delhi has also started testing through a rapid antigen testing method on Thursday to increase the testing capacity and quick delivery of results. He said the government had distributed 50,000 kits for the goal. On Wednesday, Jain had tested positive for COVID-19, a day after he was admitted to Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital (RGSSH) here after running high-grade fever and suffering sudden drop in oxygen levels. The Centre will fund expenses. Similarly, the ambulance strength will be increased from 350 to 1,000. "How will private hospitals survive as their turnovers have reduced?"

The hospital was recently declared a dedicated COVID-19 facility.

Coronavirus cases have soared to 3.8 lakh cases in the country. The World Health Organization has also busted some myths surrounding coronavirus.

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