Union Home Minister Amit Shah. [Photo/ANI]
Union Home Minister Amit Shah. [Photo/ANI]

MHA calls all-party meeting over COVID-19 situation in Delhi

ANI | Updated: Jun 14, 2020 19:24 IST

New Delhi [India], June 14 (ANI): After having two rounds of meeting with Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and Delhi LG Anil Baijal, Home Minister Amit Shah has called an all-party meeting on Monday to review the management of COVID-19 situation in Delhi.
The meeting, which will be chaired by Union Home Minister Amit Shah is likely to be attended by representatives of BJP, BSP, AAP, Delhi Congress apart from officials of Delhi government and Centre.
"Union Home Minister will hold an all-party meeting to review the management of COVID-19 situation in the National Capital Territory of Delhi at 1100 hrs on 15th June 2020 (Monday)," MHA said.
Anil Kumar Chaudhary, Delhi Congress President said: "I have received a message from Union Home Ministry that an all-party meeting has been called for tomorrow over COVID-19 situation in Delhi and all over the country."
Delhi has recorded a total of 38,958 coronavirus cases, out of which 22,742 are active in the city. So far, 14,945 have been cured/migrated in the capital and 1,271 have died due to the lethal infection.
Today, Union Home Minister Amit Shah chaired two meetings along with Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan in which Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal were present.
Later, Shah said that a comprehensive health survey of every person would be conducted in the containment zones of the national capital to check the spread of coronavirus.
"To be able to do contact mapping well in Delhi's containment zones, a comprehensive health survey of every person will be done from house to house. The report will come in one week. Aarogya Setu app will be downloaded in every person's mobile," he tweeted.
"Testing for the infection will be doubled in the next two days in the capital and tripled in six days," he added.
The Union Minister also said that a committee would be set up for 60 per cent beds in private hospitals at a lower rate for coronavirus patients.
"For the treatment of patients in private hospitals in the capital, a committee has been formed under the leadership of Dr Paul to provide 60 per cent of the beds in these hospitals at a low rate, to fix treatment and COVID-19 testing which will submit its report by tomorrow," he said.
"In a bid to provide correct information and guidelines for COVID-19 to small hospitals in Delhi, the Central government has decided to constitute a committee of senior doctors for telephonic guidance in AIIMS. The helpline number will be released tomorrow," he added. (ANI)