All autorickshaw drivers and taxi drivers in Delhi will be given Rs 5000 each by Delhi govt : Arvind Kejriwal

Arvind Kejriwal, CM, Delhi :

The poor have to face the most financial trouble in lockdown. Some announcements for them :

We have decided that all ration card holders in Delhi, around 72 lakhs in number, will be given free ration for the next 2 months.

It doesn’t mean that the lockdown will continue for 2 months. We are doing this to help the poor who are undergoing financial problems.

Auto and taxi drivers are an integral part of Delhi’s transport system. During the lockdown, the livelihood of auto and taxi drivers is adversely affected.

All autorickshaw drivers and taxi drivers in Delhi will be given Rs 5000 each by Delhi govt so that they get a little help during this financial crisis.

This is the time of humanity, not of politics. In this difficult period, I appeal to all to come forward to help each other.

Delhi Dy CM Manish Sisodia writes to Union Finance Minister seeking GST exemption on oxygen concentrators for six months

Respected Madam,

As you are aware, Delhi is in the midst of unprecedented COVID surge which has stretched the health infrastructure to the maximum level.

At present, Delhi has 16,272 non-ICU oxygen beds and 4,866 ICU beds.

The Delhi Government is creating an additional 15,000 oxygenated non-ICU beds and 1,200 ICU beds which are likely to be operationalized over the next ten days. The work is going on 24×7 on war-footing basis.

On an average, there has been 25,000 new COVID cases everyday and about 10% of them require some form of hospitalization including oxygen support.

More than 50,000 patients currently are in home isolation and about a quarter of them need some form of oxygen support at home due to difficulty in availability of oxygen beds in the NCT of Delhi.

Oxygen concentrators are in short supply and even if one manages to arrange oxygen cylinder, there is unprecedented shortfall in the availability of medical oxygen creating uncertainty and panic among patients under home isolation.

There is no availability of oxygen concentrators in the market.

I am grateful to the Government of India for allowing the import of oxygen concentrators for personal use through e-commerce portals till 31st July, 2021 and also the reduction of IGST on such imports from 28% to 12%.

During this unprecedented health crisis, oxygen concentrators have become essential life support machines.

It would be appropriate if the Government of India and the GST Council consider exempting GST on oxygen concentrators for a period of six months to make them more affordable for our citizens.

With profound regards,

Manish Sisodia

I am glad that the vaccine process for 18+ has started smoothly: Arvind Kejriwal

I am glad that the vaccine process for 18+ has started smoothly.

Its heartening to see that youngsters are coming out in large nos to get vaccinated. Get your elders vaccinated too.

Encourage your friends and relatives also to get vaccinated. God bless all.

Arvind Kejriwal – Chief Minister, Delhi

We are constructing 500 ICU beds: Arvind Kejriwal

Arvind Kejriwal – Chief Minister, Delhi:

  • Visited GTB hospital.

  • We are constructing 500 ICU beds.

  • Should be ready by 5 May. Work going on 24 hrs at war footing.

  • I salute all those who are making it happen.

Delhi facing acute shortage of oxygen: Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi facing acute shortage of oxygen.

In view of sharply increasing cases, Delhi needs much more than normal supply.

Rather than increasing supply, our normal supply has been sharply reduced and Delhiā€™s quota has been diverted to other states.

OXYGEN HAS BECOME AN EMERGENCY IN DELHI

arvind kejriwal – cm, delhi

During my inspection at LNJP, I interacted with several Covid patients: Raghav Chadha

Raghav Chadha – AAP leader:


Chaired a meeting of all HODs of LNJP hospital and discussed proper patient management and streamlining of operations.

Healthcare workers, our warriors in this fight against Covid-19, are putting in their 100%.

Expressed utmost gratitude to them on behalf of Kejriwal Sarkar.

Inspected wards at LNJP in order to assess bed occupancy/availability, oxygen related infra, patient management etc.

Lapses/scope for improvement identified & directions given to course correct wherever necessary.

Kejriwal Govt putting everything that it has got in this fight.

During my inspection at LNJP, I interacted with several Covid patients.

They were satisfied with treatment being offered.

Some complaints expressed by a handful were duly resolved there and then.

Checked quality of food offered to patients. Hygienic, nutritious meals served to all

I wish…. : Manish Sisodia

I wish….

these classrooms were having kids studying, playing, shouting….

instead of covid beds ….

Delhi govt school at Rouse Avenue is being converted into Covid Hospital with 125 beds with the help of ‘Doctors for You’.

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal reviewed the progress at site.

manish sisodia – dy cm, delhi

Salute to DRDO for creating this facility within 5 days time: Manish Sisodia

Visited DRDO’s upcoming Covid Hospital near airport.

Salute to DRDO for creating this facility within 5 days time.

With this center, 250 ICU beds with ventilators will be added for critical ill patients from tomorrow.

Another 250 beds would to be operational in next 4-5 days.

manish sisodia – dy cm, delhi

Visited GTB hospital and reviewed its patient admission system: Manish Sisodia

Visited GTB hospital and reviewed its patient admission system.

Met some of the patients and also interacted with the Doctors.

I would like to thank the medical staff who have been working round the clock and saving people from Corona.

manish sisodia – dy cm, delhi

ICLEI has an Indian VP for the first time! ; Atishi

I feel honoured to be appointed as Vice President of International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives – ICLEI – a global network of more than 1750 cities for sustainable development.

This is global recognition of work done by Arvind Kejriwal govt for sustainable development of Delhi, since ICLEI has an Indian VP for the first time!

Atishi – AAP leader

Delhi CM Kejriwal visits LNJP hospital: Raghav Chadha

Delhi CM Kejriwal visits LNJP hospital to review preparedness in wake of rising cases.

He spoke to patients admitted at hospital on video call, enquired about their condition & sought feedback on treatment offered.

Leading from the front, CM gave instructions to ramp up healthcare infra.

Raghav Chadha – AAP leader