The coronavirus figures in the national capital on an upward spiral, the Delhi High Court today allowed the Arvind Kejriwal government to reserve 80 per cent beds in the Intensive Care Units of 33 private hospitals for Covid patients. “The situation is dynamic in Delhi… The AAP government must keep its hand on pulse to be able to cope up with situation,” the High Court said.
The availability of ICU beds with ventilator support in Delhi has reached at an all-time low with only 13 per cent beds available in private and government hospitals combined, NDTV has found.
Most of the major hospitals have reached maximum occupancy, while many just have a single bed available for patients requiring ICU and ventilator support.
The total number of ICU beds with ventilators in the city is 1,283 of which 1,119 (87%) is occupied. Only 164 beds (13%) are vacant.
Of 809 ICU beds with ventilator support in government hospitals, only 99 are vacant. Of 474 ICU beds with ventilators in private hospitals, only 65 are vacant.