37 Doctors of Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in Delhi have been tested positive for coronavirus. Five of them got admitted in the hospital, while 32 have mild symptoms and are in home isolation.
Today, Delhi recorded 7,437 fresh COVID-19 cases the highest single-day surge this year, while 24 more people died due to the coronavirus infection, taking the death toll to 11,157, according to the Delhi Health Ministry.
“Serving Covid patients at the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, 37 doctors of the hospital have tested positive for Covid-19. Majority of these corona warriors have mild symptoms. Thirty-two doctors are in home isolation and rest five are admitted in the Hospital,” the Hospital administration said in a statement, as quoted by PTI.
Sir Ganga Ram Hospital is one among the hospitals which have been at the forefront of the fight against the pandemic for nearly a year.
Delhi Government has ordered to increase in total number of beds reserved for COVID-19 patients from presently 1000 to 1500 at Lok Nayak Hospital and from 500 to 1000 at GTB Hospital, as quoted by ANI. Delhi Government has also ordered for deployment of Dental and Ayush doctors at COVID-19 hospitals in Delhi in view of rising COVID-19 cases.
Dental and Ayush doctors to be deployed at COVID19 hospitals in Delhi, in view of rising COVID19 cases: Delhi Government
— ANI (@ANI) April 8, 2021
Earlier today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked the states and UTs in a meeting organised to discuss on the current surge of Covid-19 cases and to focus on effective “tracing and tracking” of the infection. He also added that all states should observe a ‘Tika Utsav’ (vaccination festival) from April 11 to April 14 and to encourage people to follow all necessary COVID-19 protocols.
India recorded over 1.26 lakh new COVID cases in the last 24 hours for first time since the beginning of the pandemic, setting an unprecedented, grim record during the second wave. Also, 685 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours.