25 Patients Dead At Jaipur Golden Hospital In Delhi Due To Oxygen Shortage, 215 More Patients Still Critical

At this time of acute shortage of oxygen in the national capital in the wake of rising cases of coronavirus, the Jaipur Golden Hospital in Delhi on Saturday said that 25 patients admitted to its hospital died on Friday night due to oxygen shortage. A top official at the hospital told NDTV that at least 215 Covid patients admitted to the hospital are critical and in dire need of oxygen. This critical situation highlights the worsening situation in the national capital’s hospitals. Also Read – Delhi Lockdown Should be Extended by One-Week, Demand Delhiites; Will Kejriwal Govt Listen?

“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,” Dr DK Baluja, Medical Director at Jaipur Golden Hospital, told NDTV. Also Read – Delhi’s Saroj Hospital Suspends Patient Admission Due to Oxygen Shortage, Discharges Old Patients.

As many hospitals are struggling with dangerously low levels of oxygen supply, the Delhi government on Friday decided to maintain a buffer stock of the gas to be used during extremely critical situations. The Centre has enhanced daily quota of medical oxygen for Delhi from 378 MT to 480 MT.

The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) had on Thursday appointed three senior IAS officers as nodal officers to ensure smooth distribution and supply of oxygen to various hospitals in the city.

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