Admitting that there was shortage of oxygen and ICU beds, as well as medicines needed for serious COVID patients, the chief minister said new cases were coming up fast and there was a limit to the health infrastructure.
"The rate at which it is going we don't know where this will peak", said the head of the regional government.
This comes hours after he wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting his help in enhancing the number of hospital beds and immediate oxygen supply for patients in Delhi.
On Sunday, Delhi recorded over 25,500 new COVID-19 cases and the positivity rate has increased to almost 30 per cent in a 24-hour period.
Kejriwal asked the Centre to reserve at least 7,000 hospital beds out of the 10,000 beds at hospitals in Delhi that are run by the central government. "In the last 24 hours, approximately 25,500 cases of Covid have come up".
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"We are running out of ICU beds and all included we have less than 100 left at present". This shows how fast the cases are rising, he stated. In all, out of 17,531 beds for Covid patients, only 3,382 are available.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal interacts with the media after taking stock of arrangements, at LNJP Hospital, on April 10, 2021 in New Delhi, India.
"There is also a shortage of oxygen in Delhi. Oxygen beds will also be arranged in Yamuna Sports complex, Common Wealth Games Village Sports Complex, Radha Soami Satsang Beas and many schools that are being attached with hospitals".
A private hospital in the city closely missed a tragedy Saturday night due to shortage of oxygen, he said. The Delhi Chief Minister is expected to impose a seven-day curfew in the city-state till next Monday. The beds will be show in Delhi government app in a day or two, he said.