Amid the rise in cases of corona virus infection, several hospitals in the national capital were seen battling oxygen deficiency on Saturday as well. The pressure on the city’s health infrastructure has increased tremendously as cases have steadily increased.
New Delhi. Amid the rise in cases of corona virus infection, several hospitals in the national capital were seen battling oxygen deficiency on Saturday as well. The pressure on the city’s health infrastructure has increased tremendously as cases have steadily increased. Officials said that 20 extremely sick patients died overnight in Jaipur Golden Hospital in Delhi amid an oxygen crisis. “The pressure of oxygen has decreased due to depletion of reserves,” Dr. DK Balooja, the hospital’s medical director, told PTI.
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He said that there are about 200 patients admitted to the hospital and they had only half an hour of oxygen left at 10.45 am. Officials said Batra Hospital located in Tughlakabad area received emergency oxygen supply from the Delhi government soon after the stock ran out. The hospital’s executive director Sudhanshu Banakata said that oxygen was exhausted at the hospital at nine o’clock in the morning. He said, “We have just received emergency supplies from the Delhi government. It will last for one and a half hours. Our supplier is not picking up the phone. ” The hospital has about 350 patients admitted, of whom 265 are corona infected and 30 are in ICU.
Officials said that Sir Gangaram Hospital, located in the heart of the capital, needed 11,000 cubic meters of oxygen every day, of which only 200 cubic meters of oxygen was left when a tanker arrived with 1.5 tonnes of oxygen. One official said, “We are running oxygen at half the normal pressure. This 1.5 tons of oxygen will last for two hours. This situation is very frightening. ” In this prestigious hospital, 25 Kovid patients died within 24 hours on Friday and many patients are at stake when there is outcry in hospitals over the supply of oxygen.
Suresh Kumar, Medical Director of Loknayak Jayaprakash Narayan Hospital, said that the oxygen reserves in the hospital would last for eight hours. On Friday, 24,331 new cases of Kovid-19 were reported in Delhi and 348 people died while the rate of infection has gone up to 32.43 percent. In the city, 2,100 people have died due to the deadly virus within 11 days.
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