As the third wave of Coronavirus disease spreads in Delhi, the situation is getting out of control due to laxity of the Arvind Kejriwal government, because of which, now Home Minister Amit Shah has stepped in to save the city. The Home Minister said that the government will airlift the doctors from other regions of the country, the number of tests will be doubled, and the authorities will ensure that every person on the road follows Covid protocol.
“Amit Shah also directed that the hospital capacity and availability of other medical infrastructure should be ramped up considerably,” the Ministry of Home Affairs said in a statement on Sunday.
Amit Shah also gave a new life to plasma therapy, which the officials have almost discarded from the list of treatments. So far, there was no Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) in place for plasma therapy which led to the distortion of results. Now, the health officials are set to pursue plasma therapy once again with proper SOPs.
“The home minister, during the meeting, made the point that he had been told by senior doctors that, in most cases, plasma is being donated and administered in a bout of over-enthusiasm without doing the related checks on the antibody titre to see if neutralising antibodies are present or not,” the official said. “That is why the health ministry has now started work on clearly laying down the protocol for plasma therapy. Whether it will actually lay down the need to check for neutralising antibodies is a question that only the scientists can answer,” the official added.
Moreover, the union government rushed more than 250 ventilators to ensure that maximum lives could be saved. The Union government is using all resources at its disposal including the DRDO facilities to fight against the virus so that the situation of the city could improve very soon.
Previously, when the first wave of the virus hit the city and the cases were rising with every passing day, it needed Amit Shah’s intervention and management to solve the crisis. The AAP government, which took pride in itself for creating the best healthcare infrastructure in the country through Mohalla Clinics and state-of-the-art hospitals, even started threatening and harassing the doctors to hide its callousness.
Amit Shah solved the Coronavirus problem in Delhi during the last wave and even during the third wave, he has come out to take things in his hand and improvement on the ground is expected to be visible very soon. But The COVID-19 pandemic should be an eye-opener for Delhites who voted for Arvind Kejriwal and his populist policies. The result was a complete breakdown in the state machinery in tackling the threat of an invisible enemy that is one-billionth the size of humans. If Amit Shah would not have come around, Delhi’s condition would have been perilous.
It’s high time, the Kejriwal government should get off its high horse and instead of spending crores on marketing and PR gimmicks, focus on bringing substantial change on the ground.