Delhi CM: Arvind Kejriwal – Hope that this year we get rid of Covid-19
- ‘I hope we’ll get rid of COVID-19 this year. It was a hard process,” said Kejriwal.
- The Chief Minister also said that his government wants to provide every resident in the national capital with a health card.
New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, on Monday after raising the Tricolor in Delhi Secretariat on the 72nd day of the Republic, described the COVID-19 pandemic as a hard stage and hoped ‘we will get rid of the virus this year.’
“I hope this year we will get rid of COVID-19. It was a difficult phase. People lost jobs, it was tough for the government too as no tax was received and we wondered how to pay salaries to our employees,” said Kejriwal.
On the COVID-19 situation in Delhi, he said: “In developing countries patients were lying on floors in corridors, we observed them, and we realized that all those who got sick were taken to a hospital, including those with moderate symptoms.
The Chief Minister also said that his Government intends to provide every person who lives in the national capital with a health card. The medical card contains the full record of a person’s health history, including medical examination information.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal convened a meeting last November and instructed the health officials to ensure the implementation of the HIMS and e-Health card in the hospitals run by Delhi.
The Health Information Management System (HIMS) will be introduced to provide Delhi residents with efficient health services through technologically activated health-care processes.