Union Home Minister Amit Shah today expressed disagreement over the prediction made by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia regarding Corona cases in Delhi. Amit Shah said that Manish Sisodia had said in early June that by the end of July, Corona (COVID-19) cases in the capital would increase to 5.5 lakhs, causing panic among the people, but now I am confident that in Delhi Corona’s figure will not increase that much. He also said that there is no community transmission of Corona in the capital.
In an interview with news agency ANI, Amit Shah said that to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in the country’s capital and to improve coordination at various levels, it took several important steps through joint efforts and multi-agency meetings of the central and Delhi government had gone.
Shah said that around the second week of June, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia had said that by the end of July 31, 5.50 lakh people would be infected with the virus. He said that there will be no space left in Delhi, no beds will be left and the situation will become very difficult. This caused a lot of fear in the minds of the people of Delhi. Their estimate was based on data. I do not want to go on whether the guess was right or wrong, but a situation of fear arose and some people started migrating from Delhi.
Manish Sisodia said after the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) meeting chaired by Lieutenant Governor of Delhi Anil Baijal in early June that by June 15, there would be 44,000 COVID-19 cases and we would need 6,600 beds. By June 30, this number will increase to 1 lakh, for which 15,000 beds will be required. On July 15, corona cases will increase to about 2.25 lakhs and by July 31 this figure will rise to about 5.5 lakhs.
Amit Shah said that given the current situation in the capital, I can now say with confidence that till July 31, the situation of 5.5 lakh cases will not come.
In response to a query on the need for the coordination meeting convened by the Home Minister on 14 June which included Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, LG Anil Baijal and Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan and some experts, Amit Shah said that generally Coordination and improvement of systems It is the duty of the Delhi government, but after Manishji’s remarks, I felt that the central government should not remain idle. Modi Ji has accountability towards the country. The Prime Minister also told me that the Ministry of Home Affairs should take the initiative to help the Delhi Government. We are helping.
He said that now we will be in good condition till 31 July, as we have emphasized the corona prevention measures which include more tests and contact tracing.
When asked about the differences between the Center and the Delhi government on announcing whether the ‘community spread’ of Coronavirus had started in Delhi, Amit Shah said that Delhi has not yet reached that stage and if at that stage If it comes, the central government will not hesitate to make an announcement.
I have spoken to the three most senior officials in this regard, including Dr. Paul of Niti Aayog, Dr. Bhargava, IMCR chief, and Dr. Guleria, Director of Delhi AIIMS, according to him that this situation has not come up in Delhi yet. Such a situation has arisen due to the total tests performed. The first 30 percent of positive cases came out and this was happening because the tests were done at the last minute. Now that we have started taking 20,000 tests on average, this is not the case. I have a technical discussion on it, this is not the situation in Delhi today. Now there is no need to fear anyone.