Pulse oximeters are like ‘suraskha kavach’; have minimised COVID-19 deaths in Delhi: Kejriwal


New Delhi, July 12

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday termed pulse oximeters as ‘suraksha kavach’ (protecting defend) which have helped minimise COVID-19 deaths of sufferers underneath residence isolation in Delhi.

Delhi authorities has offered pulse oximeters to asymptomatic and gentle symptom COVID-19 sufferers present process residence isolation.

“Delhi has been able to minimise deaths of Corona patients in home isolation thru this suraksha kavach called pulse oximeter. If patients detect their oxygen is falling, they reach out to us for help. We immediately send oxygen concentrators to their home or take them to a hospital,” Kejriwal mentioned in a tweet.

A pulse oximeter is a tool that measures blood oxygen degree. COVID-19 sufferers must be hospitalised if their oxygen degree reaches 90 per cent or under, in accordance with well being tips.

A examine of COVID-19 deaths reported within the final fortnight (from June 24) carried out by the Delhi authorities has revealed that nobody underneath residence isolation has died within the first week of July.

The complete variety of every day deaths, too, had proven a pointy decline, the report mentioned.

A Delhi authorities assertion mentioned of the whole 691 deaths that occurred in final fortnight, solely seven had been of these underneath residence isolation (between June 24 and 30).

Not a single dying of any affected person underneath residence isolation has occurred in July. This could be attributed to Chief Minister’s Arvind Kejriwal’s resolution to distribute oximeters to all sufferers underneath residence isolation, the assertion mentioned.

The oximeters alert the sufferers of dropping oxygen ranges which is an early signal of deteriorating well being.

Home isolation expertise of sufferers was improved by every day tele-counselling and offering oximeters so that folks really feel secure and comfy at residence, the federal government mentioned.  PTI



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