Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal (File Photo)
new Delhi: Speaking during the discussion on Corona during the special session of the Delhi Legislative Assembly, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that Corona had started in the country in February and March, there was one case in some state and two cases in some state. Corona has not happened in our country, it has come from outside. At that time, in countries where Corona was very high, such as Italy and London, Corona was very much. The Indians living there told the Indian government that we want to come to our country. The Government of India decided that by arranging special flights, we should bring back those countries where Corona is more and Indians who want to come.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that is a good thing. Delhi is the capital of the country, so 80 to 90 percent of the flights that she came from outside have landed in Delhi and Corona was new in those days, no one knew much about it. Till then there was no protocol, no ICMR guidelines, no quarantine and isolation. There is a letter of 22 March, which our Health Secretary has sent to everyone. In it, he has written that in the last one month, 32000 passengers have come out and those 32 thousand passengers have come from outside and spread to every corner of Delhi. Make them reflect. By then, the guideline came from the central government around March 18 to quarantine those who are coming out. It was almost impossible to identify these 32 thousand people. These 32 thousand people came from those countries where there is too much corona. From this we can estimate how many of these people will already be infected with Corona. Delhi did not start from zero. Started with 5 thousand, 6 thousand cases in Delhi. There was a lockdown after this. The Corona was new at that time. I remember that during that time there was no kit, no PPE kit, no testing kit. There was no test. These people who came from outside spread all around and how many people they may have spread corona, it can be estimated. Delhi gradually controlled the corona to a great extent. I am not saying that Corona is in 100 percent control.
CM Arvind Kejriwal said that teamwork is the only reason to control Corona in Delhi. We soon realized that there is such a huge epidemic that it is not a matter of being alone. If the Delhi government were in the ego that we would do it and we would do it alone, then corona control was not going to happen. We took everyone’s help. We took the help of the central government and today through this house I want to thank the central government that initially we did not have PPE kits, they gave us. Gave us oxygen cylinders. When we asked for their help, they helped us. Society has also helped a lot, no government can do it alone. We said that the Delhi government has done it, so the Delhi government is lying. The central government said that if we did, the central government is lying. Two crore people of Delhi together have helped during the entire epidemic. Social service organizations, doctors’ organizations, all have helped. Step one is an NGO, they did not take money from us. All the people including Akshardham, Radha Swami Satsang, Jain Dharamshala helped, and then this result came.
CM Arvind Kejriwal said that we have only one weakness, we do not come to do politics and this weakness has become the biggest force at this time. Somebody used to say that Kejriwal is lying. This made Delhi fit. We used to say that yes it did. I told everyone that all the credit and all my responsibility. The people of Delhi have chosen me and if there is any kind of problem anywhere in Delhi, then it is my responsibility.
CM Arvind Kejriwal said that today the Delhi model discussion is happening all over the country and the whole world. This is not because of Kejriwal. This Delhi model is not because of us. This is the result of the hard work of two crore people of Delhi. Today, the biggest strength of the people of Delhi is that today the people of Delhi have a good intentional government. Today, the people of Delhi have an honest and hardworking government. Today the people of Delhi have a educated government. This is the biggest strength of the people of Delhi. In the last 5-6 months, the people of Delhi have shown a way in this corona management not only to the country but to the whole world. Today, I am very happy to do this in the House that the most tests are being done inside Delhi, including all the countries on this earth. Today, 60 thousand tests are being done every day in Delhi. Delhi has a population of 20 million. Today, 3 thousand tests are being done daily on 10 lakh people. Delhi is at the forefront of investigation. After this, there is another Andhra Pradesh in the country, where 1362, followed by Gujarat, where 1000 tests are being conducted. One third from Delhi. Then Karnataka 983, Haryana 990, Maharashtra 802 and Uttar Pradesh 670 and the average for the whole country is 819.
CM Arvind Kejriwal said that 3 thousand Tests per million are happening in Delhi, then 3000 in England. England is with Delhi in terms of test. There are 1300 Tests per million in the US, 2311 Tests per million in Russia, 858 Tests per million in Peru. In this way, the most inside the whole earth is happening inside your Delhi. Till now we have investigated 21 lakh people. 11 percent of Delhi’s population has been tested. There is no such country inside the whole world, there is no city, which has tested 10 percent of its entire population.
CM Arvind Kejriwal said that I do not say that all the management of Corona in Delhi is being 100 percent correct. We can have all our mistakes. We all have to correct those mistakes together. People have also sent you selectively. If someone sees our deficiency inside Delhi, then you call us, we will fix it.
CM Arvind Kejriwal said why is it important to do more of this test? This test is also important to do more tests, because it was revealed in the Siro survey that 60 lakh people have been cured by getting infected with corona. This means that the more you test, the less will be done. If we are in control, check only two crore people and isolate them and the corona will end. But there is not so much potential. The more tests we increase, the more the number will come, but we do not have to worry about that number, we have to panic with death. If death is increasing, then there is need to panic. We have worked hard to have a micro-audit of 1-1 hospitals and today the death rate inside Delhi is 0.68 percent, which I think is the lowest death rate in the whole world. First thing, today the most test is being done in Delhi all over the world. Second, the idea of home isolation came up all over the world. Nobody knew how to manage the corona, how the corona behaves. We used to study a lot on the Internet. In Europe, Italy, Spain, hear that all the hospitals were full. Serious patients are lying on the streets. We thought, when there is such a situation, what will happen if it spreads in our country.
CM Arvind Kejriwal said that when we studied, it was found that those who came positive, they admitted them to the hospital, it is an epidemic, people are getting infected very fast, so no beds in any country , No matter how developed the country will be. Then we thought that we will have to divide it into two parts, people who are asymptomatic and who do not have any symptoms, why do they need a hospital? So we decided that asymptomatic and mild symmetric should be arranged in the house. There are two benefits to arranging them at home. The first advantage was that at first people were reluctant to take the test, they were afraid that if they came positive, then the government would pick them up and put them in the quarantine center. That is why people did not get tet tested. People will not make such a good arrangement in the hospital as the housemates will make. The doctor calls every day, asks them that you are fine, how much is the temperature and they were given an oximeter.
CM Arvind Kejriwal said that so far we have treated 1,15,254 people at home, out of which 16568 people are still in home isolation and 96288 people have been cured. Out of 115254, only 30 people have died. Out of 1.25 lakh people, only 30 people have died in home isolation, which is 0.03 percent. Perhaps there will be such a low death rate inside the whole world. Now this home isolation program is being discussed all over the world. The Ambassador of Korea said that the home isolation of Delhi is for the whole world to study. We gave Corona Warriors a confidence. We said that the whole government is standing with you, the whole country is standing with you. You are working hard, we salute your hard work, you are putting your life in jeopardy, we salute that, if God does not do something to you tomorrow, you will get a million rupees The government will give the amount When we announced this, then the doctors and nurses believed that the government was standing with us, they felt that God should not do anything, then the government is standing with us. I do not think that any country or any state within the whole world would have done this.
CM Arvind Kejriwal said that in April and May, we started plasma therapy trials. We had read that before this, plasma therapy had been tried only inside China. Then we discussed it and we asked for permission from the central government. We got permission for face-one, face-two and face-three. We did trials in April and May. We are very happy that on 2 July 2020, the world’s first plasma bank was started at ILBS Hospital. After this the second plasma bank was started at LNJP. We are very happy that the work that we started in April, May, June and July, President Trump of America announced on August 19 that America will also implement plasma. So far 1965 lives in Delhi have been saved by giving plasma therapy.
CM Arvind Kejriwal said that I am happy that people of the whole country have got the opportunity to serve me. Today the people of the entire country are confident, so the hospitals in Delhi have faith. People are coming from all over the country in government hospitals as well as private hospitals. People are coming from Rajasthan, people are coming from Madhya Pradesh, people are coming from Uttar Pradesh, people are coming from Jharkhand, people are coming from Bihar, people are coming from Punjab. We have the data after 26 July. So far, 5264 patients have been treated outside Delhi, Delhi is concerned that we are serving our entire countrymen at this time. I also hope that this corona epidemic will teach us. Today, Corona made such a quick turnaround in Delhi, because we had invested so much in the health sector inside Delhi in five years. The corona epidemic demands a special type of treatment. For example, LNJP hospital treats heart and neuro etc. There are different divisions, but only corona is required in the corona. After finishing all the departments, all the beds had to be converted into oxygen beds. All ICUs had to be scrapped and replaced only for Korana. This change was possible because we had the basic infrastructure. Today I hope that after learning from the corona epidemic that Delhi has invested so much in health infrastructure in 5 years, the state governments of the country will also invest in their health infrastructure, so that Delhi is so far away to get their people treated. There was no need to come.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that this is a very big epidemic. No government can fight this alone. For this the whole society will have to come together. The Aam Aadmi Party was not made only to contest elections, the Aam Aadmi Party was not made only for power, the Aam Aadmi Party was made for the country, every single breath of one worker of the Aam Aadmi Party is for the whole country, Aam. The breath of every worker of a man party is dedicated to the country. I have told all the workers that do not be afraid at this time, get out of your homes. This is not the time to accuse each other. The central government has been there, all the state governments are working, no one has to be criticized. Take an oximeter and go to every house and check. Aam Aadmi Party workers are going home with oximeters. If someone’s oxygen is low, then by taking him to the hospital, he is helping him get oxygen. At the level at which the Oximeter campaign is going on, the name of the Aam Aadmi Party should come in the Guinness Book of Records. No one would have conducted an oximeter campaign on this earth on such a large scale. This is a very difficult time. Never has such a big epidemic occurred in the history of mankind, the only thing we have to keep in mind is that at this time, all politics has to be done side by side, united and working for humanity. Forgetting all your ego, everyone has to work together.