Delhi Govt constitutes four committees to examine COVID deaths in 11 hospitals in Delhi

  • Committee to analyse higher percentage of COVID deaths and the cause of deaths occurring in wards in these 11 hospitals
  • Committee to examine whether SOPS for treating COVID patients are being followed

New Delhi: The Delhi Government on Thursday issued an order for constitution of four committees to inspect 11 COVID hospitals (government and private) and give hospital-wise recommendations on following standard operating procedures and protocols. The committees will also examine the reasons behind the COVID-19 deaths in the hospitals treating Corona patients in the national capital.
The order issued by the Health Department of the Delhi government noted, “It has been observed that the percentage of COVID deaths vis-a-vis admissions and the percentage of COVID deaths in wards in 11 hospitals, Government and Private, is on the higher side during the period 01 July, 2020 till 23 July, 2020.”
CM Arvind Kejriwal tweeted, “The deaths due to Corona in Delhi have come down. But it has to be reduced further. Today, we formed four committees of doctors which will inspect these hospitals and give suggestions: 1) Where there are still more deaths, 2) Where there are more deaths in wards, which means the patient was not taken to ICU on time.”
Hospitals such as Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, GTB Hospital, Max Hospital (Saket), St Stephens’ Hospital, Dr. RML Hospital, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Safdarjung Hospital and Lok Nayak Hospital will be examined by the newly constituted committees. The committees consist of senior doctors.