Prime Minister Narendra Modi is talking to Chief Ministers of the states most affected by Corona today through video conference. During this, he also spoke to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. CM Kejriwal apprised the PM of the state of the capital and demanded that he intervene in the matter of pollution caused by the burning of the straw.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal told Prime Minister Narendra Modi that 8600 infected were reported on 10 November during the third peak of Corona in Delhi. Since then, gradually infected cases and positivity rates are coming down. Kejriwal said that the more serious situation in the third peak is because pollution is also a factor in it.
The Chief Minister of Delhi urged the Prime Minister to intervene in the pollution caused by the smoke of the straw from the neighboring states of Delhi so that this problem can be overcome. Kejriwal emphasized that the use of the chemical made by the Pusa Institute should be encouraged so that the straw is converted into compost and there is no pollution. The Chief Minister also urged that 1000 ICU beds be installed in Central Government hospitals until the third wave of Corona ends.
The death toll from Corona in the capital has been steadily increasing. So far 1759 people have died this month. Five patients are losing their lives every two hours due to infection. On these fast-growing cases, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain says that the pollution caused by the smoke of the straw is affecting the health of the people.
At this time pollution and corona made a double attack on people’s health. This is a major reason for increasing number of deaths. It is expected that there will be a decrease in cases in the coming 2 to 3 weeks.
Talking to reporters, Jain said, pollution is increasing here due to stubble burning in the states around Delhi. This is causing a lot of trouble. This smoke is being inhaled in the lungs of many infected patients while breathing. This causes severe symptoms in patients. Due to which the number of deaths is increasing.
According to other standards, the situation in Delhi is improving due to infection. There are currently 7900 beds in hospitals. The infection rate has also come down from 15 to 12 percent. The Health Minister said that wearing masks is necessary to prevent infection. After hardening, most people are now applying masks.