The center will give 500 additional ventilators and 650 ambulances to hospitals in Delhi.

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah reviewed the steps taken to prevent the spread of deadly coronavirus. He held second important meeting with officials from Delhi administration and discuss the Covid-19 situation in the national capital.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi Police Commissioner SN Shrivastava, senior officials of NCR districts and ministries of home and health and Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) attended the meeting.

Amit Shah had chaired an all-party meeting on Monday and had appealed to all political parties to keep their political differences back and work together to fight the Covid-19 outbreak.

Minister of State for Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy informed today that the centre has planned to conduct six lakh rapid antigen Covid-19 tests in national capital Delhi at 169 new facilities being set up in the capital. A total of 50,000 testing kits have already been supplied to those new facilities centers.

The center will give 500 additional ventilators and 650 ambulances to hospitals in Delhi.

Minister of State for Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy said, ‘From today onwards, 169 testing centres will be operational in Delhi where rapid antigen methodology will be used. We have targeted to conduct six lakh tests. People living in containment zones and relatives of the positive cases can go for test in any of these centres’.

A total of 50,000 rapid testing kits bought from from South Korea have been sent to these 169 testing centres. National Capital Delhi currently has 431 ventilators and the central government will provide 500 more to hospitals in the city.

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