Over the past three days, several hospitals have flagged a crisis of oxygen supply, beds and medicines amid rising Covid cases.
In another incident that displays the grim situation in the national capital due to the shortage of oxygen supply, twenty people died last night at Jaipur Golden Hospital in Delhi due to shortage of medical oxygen. A top official at the hospital informed about the incident today, highlighting the worsening situation in the national capital’s hospitals, NDTV reported.
Dr. DK Baluja, Medical Director at Jaipur Golden Hospital, told NDTV: “We had been allotted 3.5 metric tons of oxygen from the government. The supply was to reach us by 5 in the evening, but it reached around midnight. By then, 20 patients had died.”
He added that at least 215 Covid patients admitted at the hospital are critical and in dire need of oxygen.
Since Saturday morning, Jaipur Golden Hospital is the second hospital in the city to sent SOS over shortage of oxygen.
Earlier, posting a tweet, Moolchand Hospital appealed for urgent help from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Lt Governor Anil Baijal. More than 130 Covid patients are on life support, the hospital stressed.
Over the past three days, several hospitals have flagged a crisis of oxygen supply, beds and medicines amid rising Covid cases, and many have approached the Delhi High Court for help.
In the last 24 hours, Delhi recorded 348 deaths linked to Covid, highest in a day so far. The city also logged 24,331 new coronavirus cases.
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