Delhi Hospitals Assure Oxygen Situation Better and Reopen new Admissions.
After days of fighting for oxygen, Delhi hospitals said on Tuesday they are in a comparatively better situation in terms of supply and have reopened admissions.
Amid the growing number of COVID-19 cases in the national capital, medical facilities in the city and its suburbs launched desperate pleas for help on social media and other platforms last week, marking their dwindling oxygen reserve.
Dr. DK Baluja, Medical Director of Jaipur Golden Hospital, said that the hospital has enough supply for the whole day.
“Today we are in a very comfortable situation. The daily oxygen requirement is 3.6 metric tons and we have about six tons available that will last all day. It is quite a comfortable situation.”
The hospital also thanked the Delhi government and the Indian railways for supplying it with oxygen.
4 tankers carrying Liquid Medical Oxygen dispatched from JSPL Raigarh, for the nation, as per the directions of @MoHFW_INDIA and @SteelMinIndia . #IndiaFightsCOVID19 #MondayMotivation pic.twitter.com/vppbYVsyP6
— JINDAL STEEL & POWER (@JSPLCorporate) April 26, 2021
“We thank @JSPLCorporate @ Indianrailway18 for the O2 supplied overnight. We also thank the Delhi government @CMODelhi for the emergency O2 recharge via INOX that we received last night. Together we will overcome this crisis,” he said in a tweet.
Last week, 20 patients died at the Jaipur Golden Hospital when it ran out of life-saving gas.
Sudhanshu Bankata, executive director of Batra Hospital, said they have reopened admissions.
“Fortunately, at present, there is no crisis related to the oxygen supply. Our stock can last between six and seven hours. The daily requirement of the hospital is eight metric tons and it has 270 patients currently admitted,” he said.
Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, which repeatedly dispatched SOS last week due to oxygen shortages while the lives of hundreds of patients at the facility hung by a thread, received two tons of liquid medical oxygen this morning, according to an official.
The hospital official assured that they are in a better situation compared to “the last days.”
Twenty-five COVID-19 patients at the high-profile Sir Ganga Ram Hospital had died in the past week. The sources said, “low-pressure oxygen” could be the likely cause of the deaths.
Fortis Healthcare officials said the situation is stable now and admissions are underway.
However, a private hospital official said the crisis is still there.
After days of running around, health centers now know who to contact for a refill and where help will come from, said the official who requested anonymity.
The first Oxygen Express train carrying around 70 tons of medical oxygen arrived in Delhi early this morning, authorities said.
This oxygen will now be distributed by the Delhi government to various hospitals, they said.
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