Delhi Coronavirus: Arvind Kejriwal Requests PM Narendra Modi's Help On Beds, Oxygen For Covid Patients

Delhi Coronavirus: Arvind Kejriwal Requests PM Narendra Modi's Help On Beds, Oxygen For Covid Patients

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"There is also a severe shortage of oxygen in Delhi," Arvind Kejriwal said. (File photo)

Delhi is witnessing a severe shortage of beds and oxygen for Coronavirus patients, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has said in a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, requesting the centre to extend all possible help to the national capital to overcome the situation.

"At our level, we are making all efforts but we need your help," Mr Kejriwal said as he requested the centre to increase reserved beds for Covid patients in central government hospitals in Delhi.

"There are about 10,000 beds in central government hospitals in Delhi. Of these, only 1,800 beds have been reserved for Corona.  Considering the seriousness of the situation, we request that at least 7,000 beds should be reserved for Corona," he said.

"There is also a severe shortage of oxygen in Delhi. Oxygen should also be provided to us immediately," he added, saying that the same has been communicated to Health Minister Harsh Vardhan and also Home Minister Amit Shah this morning.

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