On Monday, the data uploaded by the hospitals on the ‘Delhi Corona’ app also showed 401 ventilator beds lying vacant.
Beds are available for Covid-19 patients even in corporate hospitals such as Max Saket, Max Patparganj, Indraprastha Apollo, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital and Fortis Shalimar Bagh, among others, which were going full until about last week. AIIMS (Delhi), Safdarjung, Lok Nayak and GTB had 115, 62, 1,360 and 1,243 vacant beds, respectively on Monday.
“New cases are decreasing and that is why the demand for beds has reduced. This is a positive change and if this trend holds for one or two more weeks, it would be safe to say we are past the crisis situation,” Dr Rommel Tickkoo, associate director, department of internal medicine at Max Saket, said.
Delhi’s Covid-19 count crossed the one lakh mark on Monday. But, on the brighter side, there are only 25,620 active cases in the state. Out of this, government data shows, 17,141 patients are under home isolation.
Nearly 5,000 patients, who have mild to severe symptoms or pre-existing illnesses, are admitted in hospitals. And the remaining patients are recuperating at Covid Care Centres and Covid Health Centres that are equipped with basic medical facilities. “A total of 547 Covid-19 patients are critical and require ventilator support,” said a senior official.