As the number of COVID cases is on the rise in Delhi, the Arvind Kejriwal-led government has decided to form a five-memeber advisory committee in order to augment healthcare infra and strengthen the overall preparedness in the national capital. The government released the order for the formation of the committee on Tuesday, June 2. On the day, the capital witnessed the maximum rise in the number of Corona cases in 24 hours viz 1,298.
As per the order, the committee consists of Dr Mahesh Verma, Vice-Chancellor of IP University; Dr Sunil Kumar, Medical Director, GTB Hospital; Dr Arun Gupta, president, Delhi Medical Council; Dr R K Gupta, former president, Delhi Medical Association; and Dr Sandeep Budhiraja, Group Medical Director, Max Hospital.
The committee will be consulting the Delhi government regarding the course of action to tackle the Coron pandemic. Also, it will be working on measures to be taken to improve the healthcare infra in the city and strengthen the capital’s preparedness of hospitals to respond more effectively. The government has directed the panel to submit its report by June 6, the order added.