Delhi government has procured 125 new ventilators to add to the existing 80 following media reports that Ambu-bags, manual hand-held devices which support breathing, were being used to resuscitate patients.
Government hospitals in Delhi are facing severe shortage of ventilators at its hospitals.
Kejriwal had pulled up Health Minister Satyendar Jain over shortage of ventilators in hospitals who in turn sought to shift the blame to Lt Governor Najeeb Jung accusing the Health Secretary “appointed by him” of not reaching hospital to deal with a case of medical negligence.
Delhi’s Health Minister Satyendra Jain news18
Jain was going to the hospital to check the ground reality, and he had also asked the Health Secretary to accompany him but the officer had refused saying his car was not available.
Jain blamed the L-G, saying he has appointed the “most incompetent” IAS officer as the health secretary. He tweeted: