Only goal is to save lives, need no credit: Arvind Kejriwal on Delhi Covid-19 situation

Only goal is to save lives, need no credit: Arvind Kejriwal on Delhi Covid-19 situation

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday mentioned everybody contributed to the deal with the sharp spike in coronavirus circumstances within the nationwide capital and that his authorities’s solely purpose is to save lots of lives.

“I’ll give my coronary heart and soul to save lots of lives, want no credit score. I don’t wish to politicise the difficulty,” the AAP chief informed TV in an unique interview.

The Delhi chief minister mentioned the novel coronavirus continues to be a mysterious illness and it could possibly solely be defeated if everybody works collectively. He mentioned Delhi has been doing precisely that and determining methods to save lots of as many lives as doable.

“The battle towards coronavirus is just too huge for a single authorities to deal with, everybody has to work collectively,” Kejriwal mentioned.

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“We are going to make more preparations. If there’s a huge spike in days to return and our preparations fail, then we are going to do more,” the Delhi chief minister added.

He mentioned that the state of affairs in Delhi is quickly enhancing and thanked all everybody that helped in ramping up well being infrastructure within the nationwide capital together with the central authorities.

On why circumstances elevated so sharply in Delhi in June, Kejriwal mentioned at the least 35,000 folks had come to India from outdoors between February 15 and June 20. When the lockdown was relaxed, folks began going out, which resulted within the speedy unfold of infections.


Greater than 5.5 lakh circumstances have been predicted in Delhi by July 31. Nevertheless, even with the best variety of circumstances in India, Arvind Kejriwal mentioned the quantity might not be so excessive and if establishment is maintained, Delhi might even see a downward pattern quickly.

He additional assuaged fears by saying that the 5.5 lakh determine was estimated on the idea of a formulation shared by the central authorities. Nevertheless, now with ample therapy services in place, Delhi could not witness such a pointy rise.

“The 5.5 lakh case determine was primarily based on central authorities formulation. It was my duty to tell the folks. Now I’m completely satisfied to say that our efforts have paid off. Today, on June 30, I can affirm that there are 27,000 energetic circumstances and the state of affairs is a lot better than predicted earlier,” he mentioned.

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Kejriwal added that the Delhi authorities — with help from hospitals, healthcare employees, banquet corridor house owners, spiritual teams, plasma donors and the central authorities — has managed to quickly arrange required infrastructure to deal with and remedy more folks.

“Now, individuals are not scared like earlier than. Many individuals are getting handled at dwelling and the burden on hospitals are lowering. There are sufficient beds in Delhi hospitals for severe sufferers,” he mentioned.

Highlighting one optimistic in Delhi’s battle towards coronavirus, Kejriwal mentioned the concern amongst folks has lowered as a majority of the infections are gentle in nature and individuals are recovering at dwelling.

Whereas he mentioned that the variety of circumstances in Delhi is lowering progressively, the federal government isn’t sitting idle however making ready for second and third waves to stop deaths.

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“Can’t sit idle, we now have to maintain working. The alliance is the largest power,” he mentioned.

The Delhi chief minister went on to elucidate that the federal government is working exhausting to save lots of lives and that he’ll even “contact anybody’s toes if it helps save somebody’s life”.

“I’ll don’t have any regrets,” he added.

Commenting on the Delhi authorities’s plasma donor financial institution initiative, he mentioned the mechanism has been useful in treating gentle sufferers. He urged individuals who have recovered from coronavirus to return ahead and donate to save lots of lives.

“Individuals who have recovered, request them to save lots of lives. Urge you to donate plasma, could save somebody’s life,” he mentioned.

On Monday, the Delhi authorities introduced organising India’s first plasma donation financial institution at ILBS Hospital in Delhi.

“The plasma financial institution will begin operation within the subsequent two days. I attraction to Covid-19 recovered sufferers to donate their plasma,” Delhi Arvind Kejriwal mentioned.


When requested concerning the latest criticism of Delhi authorities and the shifting blame recreation within the nationwide capital over rising circumstances, Arvind Kejriwal mentioned he doesn’t want any credit score if the state of affairs improves, however will take duty for something that goes flawed.

“Individuals voted AAP govt in Delhi. If one thing unhealthy occurs in Delhi, that’s my duty. Something goes flawed, that’s my duty,” he mentioned.

“We don’t need politics, we wish to save lives. Everybody’s life is necessary,” he mentioned.

Throughout the course of the interview, Kejriwal reiterated a number of instances that he doesn’t wish to politicise the matter.

His feedback got here when requested about criticism of his authorities in coping with a pointy rise in circumstances in Delhi and the way the central authorities needed to step in to assist convey the state of affairs below management.

Kejriwal believes that “transferring ahead with unity” is the one method to defeat coronavirus.

When requested which state authorities has been most profitable in preventing the lethal virus, Kejriwal mentioned he doesn’t wish to make such a comparability.

“All CMs are working nicely, there ought to be no comparability. They’re all working exhausting. There may be no comparability on this regard,” he mentioned.


In a message for Delhiites, Arvind Kejriwal mentioned there is no such thing as a straightforward answer to battle the virus and folks ought to preserve all precautions to not fall sick within the first place.

He, nonetheless, mentioned that there is no such thing as a have to be afraid as ample measures have been taken to assist residents.

“Corona is a brand new virus. There may very well be more peaks. Nobody is aware of concerning the future. There is just one answer. To battle it with out politicising the difficulty,” he mentioned.

On Unlock plans, Kejriwal mentioned a call will probably be taken in step with the central authorities order, which is predicted in a day or two.

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