For COVID-19 patients in Delhi, oxygen just a call away: Kejriwal

The Delhi government, has more than tripled its testing levels, going up from 5,000 to 18,000 per day.

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Delhi CM said that the government will provide 'pulse oxymeter' for patients so that they can check oxygen levels at home Photo: PTI (File)

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said in a media briefing today (June 22) that the government is going to help COVID-19 patients get oxygen conveniently, just through a phone call. He added that the Delhi government, has more than tripled its testing levels, going up from 5,000 to 18,000 per day.

Rigorous testing for COVID-19, along with isolation and proper treatment, has helped control the spread of the infection across the  world.


The Delhi CM said that breathing difficulty and low oxygen levels in blood are the most common complications in the COVID-19 infection.

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To help in treating this condition, the government will be providing ‘pulse oxymeter’, a special machine to measure oxygen levels in blood. This oxygen check can be done at home, so patients can request for oxygen even before they experience breathing difficulties.

The district authorities have been provided with the oxygen concentrators, a medical device which assists people who have low oxygen levels in their blood. Depending upon the patient’s condition they can then be moved to a hospital.

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So far, a total of 59,746 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the national capital, and 33,013 have recovered. 2,175 patients succumbed to the infection.

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