The eligible but unregistered people in Delhi will now be able to get vaccinated between 3 pm and 9 pm every day, said state health minister Satyendra Jain on Saturday.
Jain said that the service was initiated to assist people who are either facing issues registering themselves online or have missed their appointments.
“People were facing difficulty in registration for vaccination, many people are not tech-savvy. Even if they get registered, they often get busy and fail to reach the centres. So, the government has decided to keep 3 pm-9 pm as a window when people can go for vaccination without registration,” the health minister said.
He further informed that the national capital has increased the number of daily tests being conducted to combat the spread of the virus as Covid cases surge.
“There were fewer cases earlier but it has increased now. So, we have increased the number of testings and conducting 85,000-90,000 tests every day, which is more than 5% of the national average. We are also doing contact tracing and isolation,” Jain said.
The minister stated that the hospitals in Delhi have sufficient availability of beds, if need be.
“The occupancy is around 20% now, 80% of the beds are unoccupied. We are monitoring this, if occupancy increases, we will increase the number of beds,” he stated.
Talking about the steps being taken to keep the spike in cases in check, Jain said that lockdown is not a solution to deal with the rising number of infections.
News Source: mint