An unusual alliance: Amit Shah says all parties should overcome mutual differences and unite in the fight against Corona

Coronavirus in the nation’s capital, Delhi, continues to wreak havoc. In view of the increasing danger of Corona, Home Minister Amit Shah convened an all party meeting on Monday to discuss the situation of coronavirus infection. This meeting has been held in view of increasing cases of infection in the national capital.

After the meeting, Amit Shah said that all parties should forget political differences and work together for the people of Delhi and unite in the fight against Corona.

“Political differences must be forgotten and all parties must work together for the people of Delhi. Under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi-ji, we should all work together to fight this pandemic,” Amit Shah said.

Home Minister Amit Shah appealed to all political parties to ask their workers to ensure that the guidelines of Covid-19 of the Delhi government are implemented at the ground level. He said that by adopting new methods, we have to increase the investigation of Covid-19 in Delhi. Also, working with all the parties will increase people’s confidence and the situation of COVID-19  in Delhi will soon improve.

A Home Ministry official said that Shah informed the leaders of the four main political parties about the steps taken to stop the spread of Coronavirus infection and sought their suggestions in the matter. Leaders of BJP, Congress, Aam Aadmi Party, Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party and Akhilesh Yadav’s Samajwadi Party participated in the meeting.

“A united face of all political parties will enhance people’s trust and the situation in Delhi will be soon normal. I appeal to all political parties to urge their workers to ensure that the decisions taken by the centre for the people of Delhi are implemented on ground,” the Home Minister said. “We will have to increase COVID-19 testing in Delhi by adopting new solutions,” he added.

There will be coronavirus testing for all in Delhi. The coronavirus tests per day in Delhi will reach 18,000 in the next few days, the Home Minister said. Most parties, cutting across party lines, had demanded more testing.

Congress during the meeting demanded that testing should be provided for all and a sum of Rs. 10,000 be paid to every family with an infected person or resides in a containment zone. The demands also include that fourth year medical students to be used as non-permanent resident doctors. 

Amit Shah later made a surprise visit to Delhi’s Lok Nayak Jai Prakash (LNJP) Hospital to review COVID-19 preparedness.

Earlier on Sunday Amit Shah had met with Mr Kejriwal to discuss new measures for Delhi. The main decisions that need to be highlighted include tripling the number of tests within the next six days, the center would also provide 500 more train coaches to boost the availability of beds for the infected patients. 

A committee will submit its report today on reducing the cost of COVID-19 treatment and costs.

Mr. Shah had also announced that testing would be done in every polling station in containment zones in Delhi followed by comprehensive house to house health survey conducted in areas were the risks are higher.

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia last week said that Delhi’s infections of coronavirus will climb to 5.5 lakh by the end of July and it does not have the hospital capacity to handle such an outbreak.

More than 41,000 people are infected in Delhi and more than 1,300 people have died due to infection. Delhi is third after Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu in terms of infection.

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