Hospitals In Delhi Get Oxygen Supply Amid Acute Shortage
New Delhi: After shortage of oxygen supplies in hospitals of Delhi, some of the biggest hospitals received refilling of oxygen on Wednesday late in the night after the politicians including including Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal appealed in the court.
According to reports, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain had also specified that Guru Teg Bahadur (GTB) Hospital was running out of medical oxygen. Later a tanker reached the hospital where more than 500 critical Covid-19 patients who were on oxygen were admitted and the supply was not expected to last beyond 2 am.
10 tons of oxygen was supplied to Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital last night. This supply is sufficient for the current situation, said LNJP hospital officials.
The situation did not ease with the Delhi High Court’s intervention where the suppliers were asked not to divert stocks to other states.
Meanwhile the Centre had assured all support to the city government.
From 20,000 cases reported on January 1, 2021, India has almost 10 times more cases (more than 2,00,000 cases) being reported daily since April 15. In the past 11 days, the number of new cases has almost doubled to 2.73 lakh.