Delhi covid-19 situation turning worse, due to oxygen shortage 25 people died at Ganga Ram hospital:
25 critically ill patients who were on high flow oxygen at Sir Ganga Ram in New Delhi have died in the last 24 hours. It is one of the biggest private hospitals in the city, the authorities tell that they were running dangerously low on oxygen and had only about an hour’s supply left on Thursday morning.
“All the patients were critical and on high flow oxygen support,” a source from the hospital said.
Another source said, “Ventilators and Bipap have not been working effectively. We had to resort to manual ventilation in the ICUs and emergency department.”
There are over 700 Covid-19 patients admitted to the hospital.
Earlier, the hospital received oxygen supply late on Wednesday night, when they said that the supply would last for “a couple of hours”. Dr D S Rana, Chairman of Board, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, said, “The trucks from INOX are on their way and we are waiting for them to arrive. All we need is an uninterrupted and timely supply of oxygen.”
Meanwhile, today morning, Max Healthcare reached out to authorities on social media, saying it was running out of oxygen supply. “Less than an hour’s oxygen supplies at Max Smart Hospital & Max Hospital Saket. Awaiting promised fresh supplies from INOX since 1 is. Over 700 patients admitted, need immediate assistance,” the hospital tweeted. Later they said that they have received the oxygen.
For the past four days most of the hospitals whether Government or private in Delhi have been ringing bells over the shortage of oxygen cylinders and an increase in the need for oxygen supply. They report that oxygen suppliers have not been able to meet their daily requirements.
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