Delhi: 25 Covid Patients Died In Hospital Due To Low Oxygen Pressure
Delhi coronavirus: Several hospitals have, over the past three days, flagged a crisis of oxygen supply, beds and medicines amid rising Covid cases
New Delhi: Twenty-five people died last night at the Jaipur Golden Hospital in Delhi due to shortage of medical oxygen, a top official at the hospital said today, highlighting the worsening situation in the national capital’s hospitals.
“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, 25 patients had died,” Dr. DK Baluja, Medical Director at Jaipur Golden Hospital.
At least 215 Covid patients admitted at the hospital are critical and in dire need of oxygen, he added.
The hospital has now approached the Delhi High Court for help. “There is big human tragedy coming in next few minutes in our hospital. We have already lost 25 lives. We are gasping for oxygen. We have our Doctors before you. Please save lives. Please,” Jaipur Golden Hospital said in its plea.
Jaipur Golden Hospital is the second hospital in the city to sent SOS over shortage of oxygen this morning.
“We are down to around 30 minutes (of oxygen supply) at the moment but yes, cognizance has been taken and nodal officers have responded. But I think there are other hospitals facing similar challenge. So they now have to prioritise.”
Several hospitals have, over the past three days, flagged a crisis of oxygen supply, beds and medicines amid rising Covid cases, and many have approached the Delhi High Court for help.