Amit Shah (File image)
Home minister Amit Shah (File image)

The central government has transferred two IAS officers from Arunachal Pradesh and two from Andaman and Nicobar Island on SOS basis to New Delhi to assist in the management of COVID-19.

The decision was taken following a meeting between home minister Amit Shah, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal over the prevailing situation in the national capital after it witnessed spike in Covid cases.

Amit Shah directed immediate transfer of four IAS officers–  Awanish Kumar &  Monica Priyadarshini from A&N, & Gaurav Singh Rajawat &  Vikram Singh Mallik from Arunachal Pradesh.

Shah told in the meeting that Modi Government is committed to check the COVID-19 spread in Delhi and keep the national capital safe.

Besides Arvind Kejriwal, senior officers were present in the meeting.

Shah said, in view of the scarcity of beds for Corona patients in Delhi hospitals, the Central government has decided to immediately provide 500 converted rail coaches to the Delhi Government.

With this, 8,000 more beds will be available in Delhi and these will be equipped with all facilities in the treatment of COVID-19 patients.

The Union home minister said house-to-house health surveys will be conducted in Containment Zones in the capital to improve Contact Mapping, and the survey report will be available within a week.

For effective monitoring all residents will be asked to download Aarogya Setu app on their mobile phones.

Shah said COVID-19 testing will be doubled within the next two days and trippple after six days in order to check the Corona virus spread in Delhi. Besides, in the Containment Zones, testing facility will be made available in each Polling Station.

For effective transmission of guidelines and information regarding Coronavirus to clinics and minor hospitals in Delhi, the Modi Government has decided to constitute a Committee of Senior doctors in AIIMS so that the Best Practices in the fight against Corona are communicated to the lowest level.

A Helpline Number on telephonic guidance will be set up and released tomorrow.

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