DELHI CM Kejriwal pleads for sufficient PPEs to tackle Wuhan virus and says may take over private hospitals, hotel rooms, if required, for quarantining COVID-19 patients

Plan for 1L Covid rapid tests in Delhi hotspots

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has said that money is not a problem to fight Wuhan virus. What is the major hurdle in taking on the COVID-19 is sufficient availability of Personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare personnel. He reacted after BJP Lok Sabha Member from East Delhi Gautam Gambhir pledged to donate Rs 1 crore to the Delhi Government to fight coronavirus.Criceter turned politico Gambhir on Monday, April 06 wrote to Kejriwal that he will give additional Rs 50 lakh, apart from the equal amount he promised a few days ago for procurement of medical equipment and treatment of COVID-19 patients in the Union Territory of  Delhi. “In addition to Rs 50 lakh which I had pledged two weeks ago, I would further like to pledge Rs 50 lakh from my MPLAD to your kind office with the hope that the said amount would be used in procurement of equipment of medical staff as well as treatment of COVID-19 patients,” the BJP leader said in the letter. In a tweet, Gambhir said the “massive egos” of Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia did not allow them to take Rs 50 lakh from his Local Area Development fund.”CM @ArvindKejriwal & his Dy say funds are needed. Though their massive egos didn’t allow them to take 50 L from my LAD fund earlier, I pledge 50 L more so that innocents don’t suffer! 1 CR would at least solve urgent need for masks &PPE kits for days Hope they prioritize Delhi,” Gambhir tweeted. Responding to the tweet, Kejriwal said, “Gautam ji, thank u for ur offer. The problem is not of money but availability of PPE kits. We would be grateful if u cud help us get them from somewhere immediately, Del govt will buy them. Thank u.”Earlier, deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia had demanded a disaster fund from the Centre to fight coronavirus outbreak in Delhi, saying it was the third most affected state in the country.

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