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    Delhi has 3,734 beds ready for COVID-19 patients: LG office

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    New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Delhi has a total of 3,734 beds for COVID-19 patients at both government and private hospitals, Lt. Governor’s office said on Thursday.

    These 3,734 beds are available at LNJP, RGSSH, GTB, DDU, BSA as well as private hospitals (including Max Super Specialty Hospital, Sir Gangaram Hospital and Apollo Hospital).
    In a statement, the Raj Niwas said 20 Containment Zones (CZ) have been identified, “based on COVID Hotspots”, to contain the spread of COVID-19 in Delhi.
    “Cordoning of all CZs has already been done. Sanitization of all the CZs is being done by local municipal authorities. Doorstep delivery of all essential commodities is being ensured with the support of Food and Civil Supply Department or Market Associations,” the statement said.
    It says mapping of the CZ and house-to-house survey is being conducted for the identification of suspected patients with influenza-like symptoms.
    Also, the Delhi government has secured the supply of 3,500 Personal Protective Equipment per day and 28,000 N-95 masks per week for frontline health workers and professionals.
    “Mass mechanized disinfection is being carried out by local bodies using one per cent hypochlorite solution spray in public and residential areas, bus stops, public toilets, markets, DMS/Mother Dairy booths and at taxi stands.”
    The DUSIB is taking measures for the care of homeless people in the shelter homes, the statement said. Free lunch and dinner are provided to the homeless at all the shelter homes i