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Delhi government plans to start oxygen jaanch kendra to combat COVID

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday (August 17) held a conversation via video conferencing, with state convenors of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) to discuss the opening of ‘Oxygen Jaanch Kendra’ in villages across the country. “Talked with all the state convenors of Aam Aadmi Party today and discussed the opening of ‘Oxygen Jaanch Kendra’ in more and more villages across the country. As citizens of the country, it becomes our duty to protect more and more people from corona in this difficult time,” CM Kejriwal said in a tweet attaching pictures of his conversation with the party convenors.

CM Kejriwal had on Sunday (August 16) announced that Delhi government will now set up ‘Oxygen Jaanch Kendra’ in 30,000 villages to combat COVID-19 and the village youth will be trained and provided with the oximeters to set up these Kendras.

In July, the Delhi government started providing pulse oximeters to asymptomatic and mild symptom corona patients undergoing home isolation.

A pulse oximeter is a device that monitors the amount of oxygen carried in the body. As per the health authorities guidelines, coronavirus patients need to be hospitalised if their oxygen level reaches 90 per cent or below.

CM Kejriwal government urged people to donate oximeters to AAP members so that the devices can be provided to the villages.

CM Kejriwal had on August 15, said that all the governments are performing well and suggested that they follow the Delhi model of home isolation.

In Delhi, the active COVID-19 cases continue to remain between 10,000 and 11,000 during the past few weeks. The deaths per day due to COVID-19 have also decreased.

Delhi on Sunday reported 652 new cases and eight deaths, taking the total number of cases to over 1.52 lakh and more than 4,100 deaths.

As of Sunday, there were 10,823 active COVID-19 cases in the national capital. – NDTV