Thursday, April 30, 2020

देर न हो जाए कहीं, देर न हो जाए - #covid19 #coronavirus

Shops must remain closed during LockDown in Delhi

#coronavirus - आखिर आप चाहते क्या हो ?

Complementing Government's Efforts in Containing the spread of COVID-19

Dear Colleague,        

We hope everyone is safe and healthy.

As you might be aware the Government of India is taking all necessary steps to ensure that we are prepared well to face the challenge and threat posed by the growing pandemic of COVID-19, the Corona Virus. With the active support of the people of India, the Government has been able to contain the spread of the virus in our country.

The most important factor in preventing the spread of the Virus locally is to empower the citizens with the right information and taking precautions as per the advisories being issued by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.

In pursuit of the same, Government of India has launched Aarogya Setu mobile application which is aimed at augmenting the initiatives of the Government,  particularly the Department of Health, in proactively reaching out to and informing the users of the app regarding risks, best practices and relevant advisories pertaining to the containment of COVID-19.

We at the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), would request all of you to download the Aarogya Setu App and also promote its download to your respective employees, consumers, vendors, and other stakeholders. The app is available in multiple languages and will provide information, latest update, e-pass information, and faqs on the Virus. The app also gives you an intimation, if there is an infected person in your close proximity.

The download and effective use of this app will help in complementing the Government’s efforts in containing the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Hence, May I request you to kindly download the app and promote the downloading of this app,  as a service to the Nation!

Please find below the link to download the App: 


Dr. Subhajyoti Ray
Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI)

DERC must waive all the Fixed charges & other levies during LOCKDOWN

30th April 2020 

Secretary. DERC,
Malviya Nagar,
New Delhi 

Dear Sir,  

As requested earlier, DERC must waive all the Fixed charges as well as all the other levies on all the Bills generated during the LockDown period. It must be done for all the consumers of Delhi, i.e. for the Commercial as well as the Domestic ones. 

Please note, Delhiites are already paying the Fixed charges on the Total Sanctioned Load of 22876 MW, while the actual and the Highest ever peak load of the Consumers is not even 1/3rd of the Total sanctioned load.  

Shockingly, Commercial consumers are getting huge bills even during this LockDown due to the Fixed Charges & related levies. Even non-commercial consumers, such as Religious places, with Doors shut, are getting huge bills, due to the Fixed charges & other levies.

In this hour of DEEP CRISES, when everything is under the LOCKDOWN, this is the minimum we can expect from DERC, and DISCOMs of Delhi, to give some relief to the consumers. 

Please revert at the earliest. Thanks  

B S Vohra
East Delhi RWAs Joint Front - Federation

PLEASE NOTE: Even the DISCOMs have sought Discount on Fixed Charges from NTPC, which may reduce the Profits of NTPC by 9%:

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

RWAs Advisory

RWAs are requested to instruct the Local plumbers, electricians, etc. to wear a suitable mask & maintain social distancing.

Please Don't call for any such help, until & unless you can't avoid it. If calling for any such help, you must take as many precautions that you can take to save yourself & your family from COVID19.

1) Please check if the service personnel has an Arogya Setu App with Green.
2) Please check his temperature if possible. 
3) Please don't allow the entry in the outside shoes.
4. Please give him a fresh MASK and Gloves.
5) Please don't allow the service provider to come near the children & elders. 
6) Please sanitize the entire room, & all the surfaces touched by him.
7) The person attending the service personnel must go for an immediate bath & must change the clothes.
8) You can make the payments by using PAYTM.

9) Please add any more precautions that you think necessary.

#coronavirus - India has stepped up to the 15th position worldwide now,

In just 4 days, India has stepped up to the 15th position worldwide now, followed by Switzerland, Portugal, Sweden, Israel, Austria, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Singapore, Pakistan, South Korea, Poland, UAE, Denmark, Indonesia, Norway, Australia, Malaysia, Bangladesh, South Africa, Thailand, Hungary, etc.

Friday, April 24, 2020

Are we really prepared to combat #coronavirus in #Delhi?

A statistical model ‘COVID-19 Med Inventory’ — an academic initiative by Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), Indian Institute of Science-Bangalore, IIT-Bombay and Armed Forces Medical College-Pune, has predicted that India is expected to witness a steep rise in COVID-19 deaths by mid-May. 

In the worst-case scenario, mortality is projected to increase to 38,220 from present 652, while the number of positive patients is predicted to touch nearly 30 lakh and over 76,000 ICU beds in hospitals will be required to handle the projected load.
Now the question is that in case, even if half of these projections become true, are we prepared to handle the rush? Do we have the infrastructure to save the precious lives of our citizens? 
The fact is that even today, while Delhi has less than 2,000 active positive cases of coronavirus, we are getting the strange messages in our network, that positive corona patients are not being admitted as NO BEDS AVAILABLE anywhere, while the Private hospitals are asking to deposit huge sums before admitting a corona patient.
The fact is that Delhi has just 2,860 Beds at various hospitals, for the COVID19 patients, i.e. LNJP (1,500 beds), G.B Pant (500 beds), Rajiv Gandhi Hospital ( 450 beds), Max Hospital's E block in Saket (318 beds), Apollo (50 beds), and Gangaram Hospital (42 beds). 
Though Government is saying that it is prepared to cope up with up to 30,000 active cases, the fact is that Delhi has only 1200 oxygen beds and 400 ventilators ( if all of them are in working condition) to combat the deadly virus.
Delhi Government has plans to quarantine up to 30,000 patients, i.e. 8,000 beds ( including 2,860 beds as above) at various private hospitals, 12,000 hotel rooms, and 10,000 rooms at banquet halls and guest houses.
But do they have the Doctors, Nursing staff, Equipment, Medicines, etc. for the so-called 12,000 hotel rooms as well as 10,000 rooms at various banquet halls and guest houses, to treat the patients or all these are likely to become the dumping grounds? 

As per the analysis of the biggest cohort reported by the Chinese CDC, about 81% of the cases are mild, 14% required hospitalization and 5% require ventilator and critical care management, i.e. About 15% of the patients are likely to require hospitalization, and an additional 5 % will require ventilator management. 

In such a case, if Delhi gets 30,000 Active coronavirus cases, it will require at least 4,500 oxygen beds as well as 1,500 ventilators, while the arrangements are made for only 1,200 oxygen beds and 400 ventilators. What if Delhi gets much more than the 30,000 positive cases as the asymptomatic symptom will create a huge problem in identifying the positive cases.

We don't even know the fate of other patients, who visit the hospitals for other serious ailments regularly. Though, Delhi CM in a Press conference has said that the most serious -- those already suffering from other diseases and above the age of 50 --- will be kept in hospitals (?) while others will be accommodated elsewhere (?)," the Chief Minister said, adding the rooms outside the hospitals will also have all the medical facilities.  
Even today, the other patients, above the age of 50, with other serious ailments, such as heart, liver, cancer, diabetes, etc. are not able to find a bed in various Delhi Hospitals, while the city presently has only appx 1,500 - 1,700 active cases of coronavirus. What will happen in case the coronavirus spreads in the city? What will be the fate of the other patients, below the age of 50, who are to be accommodated elsewhere?

आपको डराना हमारा मकसद नहीं है, लेकिन जो प्रोजेक्शन्स आ रही हैं अगले 15 से 20 दिनों के लिये, वो भयावह हैं। अगर हम लोग अपने घरों में टिक सके तो ठीक, वर्ना सब कुछ भगवान भरोसे, क्योंकि सरकारों के पास हमारे लिए कुछ भी नहीं है।

Saturday, April 11, 2020

पड़ताल: एम्स सहित दिल्ली के छह बड़े अस्पतालों में 85 फीसदी वेंटीलेटर फुल

Amar Ujala 25 March 2020

कोरोना वायरस के मरीजों की तादाद बढ़ती जा रही है। अब भारत में भी कोविड-19 को चीन और इटली की भांति स्टेज तीन से जोड़कर देखा जा रहा है। अंतरराष्ट्रीय स्तर पर कई अध्ययन भी सामने आए हैं जिनमें दावा किया है कि आने वाले दिन भारत के लिए चुनौतीपूर्ण हो सकते हैं। 
हालांकि सरकार फिलहाल देश को काफी मजबूत स्थिति में मान रही है लेकिन अगर ये वायरस सामुदायिक स्तर पर फैलता है तो दिल्ली के छह बड़े सरकारी अस्पतालों के लिए काफी कठिनाई हो सकती है। हालात यह हैं कि दिल्ली एम्स में कुल 57 वेंटिलेटर हैं जिनमें से केवल 13 रिक्त हैं।
एम्स सहित इन छह अस्पतालों में 85 फीसदी वेंटिलेटर खाली नहीं है। बुधवार को अमर उजाला ने इन सभी अस्पतालों में पड़ताल की तो आईसीयू बिस्तरों की भारी कमी सामने आई। दिल्ली एम्स, सफदरजंग, आरएमएल, वल्लभ भाई पटेल इंस्टीट्यूट, लेडी हार्डिंग मेडिकल कॉलेज, सुचेता कृपलानी बाल चिकित्सालय में आईसीयू बिस्तरों की कमी सबसे ज्यादा है। 

डॉक्टरों के अनुसार विषम परिस्थितियों में ये बिस्तर नाकाफी होंगे। आरएमएल अस्पताल के ही एक वरिष्ठ डॉक्टर का कहना है कि कुछ वेंटिलेटर का ही इस्तेमाल स्थिति के अनुसार किया जा सकता है लेकिन तब अन्य मरीजों को दिक्कत आ सकती है। इस वक्त उनके यहां सर्जिकल और इमरजेंसी को छोड़ बाकी किसी भी ब्लॉक में वेंटिलेटर खाली नहीं है।

पड़ताल के दौरान इन छह अस्पतालों में 219 वेंटिलेटर पाए गए जिनमें से महज 36 ही खाली थे। एम्स में कुल 57 वेंटिलेटर हैं जिनमें से 13 रिक्त हैं। इन 13 में कोविड-19 के लिए आठ वेंटिलेटर रखे गए हैं लेकिन सफदरजंग अस्पताल में 79 में से महज 9 वेंटिलेटर ही रिक्त हैं। जबकि दो वेंटिलेटर में से एक काम नहीं कर रहा तो दूसरा बेहद पुराना है। 

इसी तरह आरएमएल अस्पताल के विभिन्न ब्लॉक को मिलाकर 64 में से 12 वेंटिलेटर खाली थे। इनमें कोरोना वायरस के लिए स्वाइन फ्लू वार्ड में छह वेंटिलेटर आरक्षित हैं जिनमें से केवल चार खाली हैं। यहां दो कोरोना संक्रमित मरीज भर्ती हैं जिनमें से एक वेंटिलेटर पर है। 

इन अस्पतालों में सबसे ज्यादा कमी
कोरोना वायरस को अब तक श्वसन तंत्र से जोड़कर देखा जा रहा है। दुनिया भर के ज्यादातर मरीजों में संक्रमण से श्वसन संबंधी परेशानियां सामने आ रही हैं। ऐसे में दिल्ली के वल्लभ भाई पटेल चेस्ट इंस्टीट्यूट में जब वेंटिलेटर की स्थिति के बारे में पता किया तो वहां 6 में से एक भी वेंटिलेटर खाली नहीं था। वहीं लेडी हार्डिंग में पांच में से दो खाली थे जबकि सुचेता कृपलानी अस्पताल में एक भी आईसीयू बिस्तर फिलहाल उपलब्ध नहीं है।

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

#LockDownCallNow - Call your friends now !

लॉक डाउन में अगर किसी से मिल नहीं सकते तो कम से कम फ़ोन पर बात तो कर सकते है। फ़ोन उठाइये और अपने दोस्तोँ, रिश्तेदारों से बात कीजिये। यूँ ही बातें करते करते ये बुरा दौर भी निकल जाएगा।

It's #Lockdown all over, due to #covid19 #coronavirus. We can't meet each other but can at least talk with our friends & relatives over the phone. Don't stop interacting. Pick your mobile for a #LockDownCallNow

#RWABhagidari initiative.