Kejriwal says Delhi is able to minimise Covid-19 deaths due to ‘protective shield’

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Kejriwal says Delhi is able to minimise Covid-19 deaths due to ‘protective shield’


Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said that the national capital has been able to “minimise deaths” of Covid-19 patients in home isolation with the help of pulse oximeters. The chief minister described it as a protective shield or “suraksha kavach”.

“If patients detect their oxygen is falling, they reach out to us for help. We immediately send oxygen concentrators to their home or take them to a hospital,” Kejriwal tweeted.

Kejriwal’s remarks in reaction to a Twitter user’s post wherein he thanked the Delhi government on proving an oximeter on time to his friend who tested positive for Covid-19.

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Delhi has been able to minimise deaths of Corona patients in home isolation thru this suraksha kavach called pulse oximeter

If patients detect their oxygen is falling they reach out to us for help. We immediately send oxygen concentrators to their home or take them to a hospitalhttps://t.co/C0Yhulsdho

— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal)July 12, 2020

Last month, during an address, Kejriwal said that one of the problems being faced by coronavirus patients under home isolation is the sudden drop in oxygen levels. The chief minister announced that all such patients will be provided pulse oximeters to monitor their oxygen levels, adding that once the patient has recovered, the oximeters can be returned.

On Saturday, the Delhi government announced all examinations, including final exams, to be conducted in universities under the city-state’s governmentstand cancelledin the wake of Covid-19 crisis.

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