Not worried about stats, but about people's well-being: Arvind Kejriwal
New Delhi/UNI: In the wake of rising number of Covid-19 cases in Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said he is not worried about the stats, but is only worried about the health and well-being of the people of the National Capital.
Addressing a virtual press conference, Kejriwal said in the last few days, the Corona cases in Delhi have slightly increased and some people have expressed concern over it.
"Yesterday, Delhi witnessed 2,914 Corona cases in the capital. I have spoken to many experts in the last few days. Some say it is a second wave while others opined against it. But if we keep all these technical things aside, I have inspected the situation, the preparations, and all the data related to Corona in the last few days. All I want to say is that there is no need to worry. The situation is under control," he said.
"Coming to the number of rising cases in Delhi, we have drastically increased testing. A week back we were conducting 18,000 to 20,000 tests per day, and we have suddenly doubled the tests tour around 40,000 per day. You can consider this as our biggest counter-attack on Corona. I am not worried about the stats, I am only worried about your health and well-being," Kejriwal said.
"If I reduce the tests to 20,000 again the number of cases would go down to 1500-1600 daily, instead of 2,900. If possible I would want every citizen in Delhi to get tested. It is my responsibility to provide the best health care services to anyone who has gotten infected," he said.
"If we do more tests we will be able to identify more and more people infected by Corona. On one hand, we will be able to provide our best medical services to all those who have been Corona infected and on the other hand, we will be able to isolate them and reduce the risk of spread of the virus. But we do not need to worry because of the daily count of cases, we should not let the death count rise in Delhi," said Kejriwal.