CM Arvind Kejriwal seeks detailed analysis from Health Secretary on COVID-19 deaths

  • The Health Secretary has to submit detailed analysis on the factors responsible behind COVID-19 deaths and further measures to further reduce the death rate
  • Delhi government to devise concrete steps to reduce deaths in the capital after receiving a detailed report from Health Secretary
  • At the peak of the Corona cases, Delhi has seen 120 deaths in a single day in the first week of June, number of deaths on July 7 have gone down to 50

New Delhi: The death rate in Delhi has seen a sharp decline since June. To take all possible measures to further reduce deaths due to COVID-19 in the city, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has sought a detailed report from the Delhi government’s health secretary on factors responsible for COVID-19 deaths in the city.

The detailed analytical report on Covid related deaths in Delhi will aid the implementation of more stringent measures to reduce deaths. It will also help mitigate the other causes that have added to the casualties, such as co-morbidities, age, and health condition. This will ascertain the cause of the deaths.

The death rate in Delhi has seen a sharp decline. For example, the highest number of deaths on a single day in June was 120, which has now gone down to 50. The measures taken by the Delhi government, such as the increase in the number of ICU beds in the hospitals, installation of more oxygen beds, plasma bank, etc, has reduced the death rate and the positivity ratio. To bring the death rate to zero, the Delhi government will prepare further steps to be taken after obtaining a detailed analysis of the Covid-19 deaths from the Health Secretary.

The Health Secretary of the Delhi government has assured Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal that he will soon prepare and submit a detailed analysis of the deaths related to Covid-19, so that the Delhi government can execute further measures to reduce the death rate.