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A few days back, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had inaugurated country's first 'plasma bank' at the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences in the capital to ease access to plasma.

"The number of COVID-19 cases have almost reached the one lakh mark in Delhi. However, there is no need to be intimidated by the number one lakh as almost 72,000 people have also recovered from the virus," said the Kejriwal

The DRDO-built Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel COVID-19 Hospital in Delhi Cantonment, the temporary hospital structure that has been erected in 11 days and has 1,000 beds including 250 ICU beds, informed DRDO officials.

According to the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry, Delhi's COVID-19 tally has reached 94,695. Out of the total cases, 26,148 are active, 65,624 have been cured and 2,923 have died so far after contracting the infection.

During the meeting, Shah underlined the need for more testing using Rapid Antigen Test Kits to help reduce the coronavirus infection transmission rate.

"We have arranged for 15,000 beds for the treatment of COVID-19 which is inclusive of ICU beds, ventilator beds, and normal beds but there only 5,800 patients," said the Kejriwal.

Like every year, the country is observing the National Doctors Day on July 1 to honour the contributions of the doctors.

The Chief Minister stated that the 'plasma bank' will be set-up at the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences in Delhi. Anyone who needs plasma will need a recommendation from a doctor, he said.

Sisodia said that CM Arvind Kejriwal believes that battle against COVID-19 is very big and no individual person or agency can deal with it alone.

People living in the NCR, including those engaged in essential services, complained of facing difficulties due to lack of coordination among authorities of Delhi, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh on issues of border restrictions at different points.