NEW DELHI: After hitting the highest number of cases in a single day and experiencing a shortage in hospital beds, India’s federal government has said it will provide the city of New Delhi with 500 railway coaches to hospitalize infected patients.
After a meeting with the chief minister of New Delhi, home minister Amit Shah said on Twitter that the coaches will increase the capacity of hospitals by 8000 beds.
The government plans to introduce more features such as door to door health surveys and provide more supplies of oxygen cylinders and ventilators. Also Read- Indian and Chinese Armies Disengage at The Border
According to the data provided by the health ministry, India is one of the most hard-hit countries with a total of 320,000 cases and adding an additional 12,000 after hitting the highest number of cases in a single day.
New Delhi cases to cross half a million by the end of July
New Delhi is the third-worst affected city in India with a population of 20 million and 20,000 infected patients. The chief minister said by the end of July the number of cases is expected to reach and exceed half a million.
After outrage in India at the high cost of beds, a committee is planning to provide %60 of private hospital beds at a lower and affordable costs for patients.