'Delhi Corona' app is 'non-starter' : Congress

'Delhi Corona' app is 'non-starter' : Congress

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New Delhi, Jun 4: Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) president Ch Anil Kumar on Thursday said the 'Delhi Corona' app, launched by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has turned out to be a non-starter, to betray the people of capital, as despite the availability of beds in hospitals earmarked exclusively for Covid-19 patients, these hospitals were not admitting Corona cases.

“Mr Kejriwal had claimed that the status of beds in these hospitals will be updated twice daily— at 1000 hes and at 1800 hrs through the newly-launched App, but this is not helping the Covid patients in any manner,” Mr Kumar said, addressing a Video Press Conference here. Mr Kumar said that in the last one week alone, there has been a 35 per cent spike in Covid-19 patients in Delhi, as 8389 new Corona cases were reported with 303 deaths (officially acknowledged), but patients were still not being admitted in hospitals.

He said that Delhi was now in the third position in the number of Covid-19 patients in the country, with 23645 cases and 606 deaths as on 3rd June, 2020. He said that from just one case on March 2, 2020 Delhi has witnessed a sharp spike in the number of Covid deaths and patients over the past few days due to the total failure, insensitivity and incompetence of the Kejriwal Government, whose approach in tackling this deadly virus was flawed from Day One. “The number of patients and death rates have gone up sharply during the lockdown period and after the relaxation of the lockdown norms without any proper planning and forethought,” he added. (UNI)