Officials said on Wednesday said that seventeen confirmed and 55 suspected cases of dengue have been reported till Tuesday at the LNJP Hospital.
The 1,500-bed facility is the largest hospital run by the Delhi government, and also the nerve centre of the city’s battle against the coronavirus pandemic.
The Delhi High Court on Thursday asked the Delhi government to ‘gear up’ in response to a petition alleging ‘unfortunate state of affairs’ at Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Hospital (LNJP).
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Thursday said the state-run LNJP Hospital will get new wards equipped with over 100 oxygen beds by October 15.
As enforcement activities became lax with relaxation of curbs, roadside vendors, shopkeepers and customers no longer adhere to the safety guidelines and many people have stopped wearing masks.
The facility will be mainly for surveillance and public health purposes as the identification of the COVID variants of concern would be done.
Of the 21 cases, 13 people are Covid positive, Medical Director of the facility, Dr Suresh Kumar said.
AAP MLA Raghav Chaddha had earlier tweeted about the cryogenic tanker on its way to refill oxygen stock in the hospital.