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Ensure hospital beds, oxygenation facilities: Delhi LG

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on Tuesday directed the health department to ramp up medical infrastructure and to ensure availability of beds and oxygenation facilities, keeping in view general trends and probable scenarios.

Baijal held a video conference with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, his deputy Manish Sisodia, Health Minister Satyendar Jain along with Chief Secretary, Commissioner of Police and senior officers to review the situation of COVID-19 in the national capital.

“Health Department to ramp up medical infrastructure, ensure availability of hospital beds and oxygenation facilities keeping in view general trends and probable scenarios. Effective IEC (Information, Education and Communication) and surveillance measures are important to contain the spread,” the LG said in a tweet.

The coronavirus cases count in the national capital has gone up to 14,465 with 412 new cases and the death tally has reached 288 with 12 new deaths added in the last 24 hours, the Delhi Health Department said on Tuesday.

–IANS

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