Earlier, many Delhi hospitals were supplied with more oxygen on Tuesday evening and it addressed the acute shortage all over the city. However, the hospitals remain shortage of oxygen supply.
A major crisis took place late on Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning after several private and government hospitals in Delhi exhausted with the oxygen stock.
Current Oxygen Status at Delhi Hospitals
The Sir Ganga Ram Hospital has about 11,000 cubic meters of oxygen at 9 am on Wednesday. Previously, on Tuesday evening, a private vendor and Inox supplied 4, 500 and 6,000 cubic meters of oxygen. The hospital chairman Dr S Rana said that the remaining stocks will last till 9 am on Thursday. He said that the Indian Oxygen Limited and Inox have promised to refill the tanks during the day.
In addition to this, LNJP Hospital has said that it has received 10 tonnes of oxygen on Tuesday night which is sufficient for now. Similarly, Deen Dayal Hospital also received the oxygen supply at night, and they have sufficient stocks now.
Oxygen Shortage At Delhi Hospitals
On Tuesday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal urged the Centre “with folded hands” to deliver sufficient medical oxygen to Delhi. Also, the Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia said there will be chaos in the city, in case, if the oxygen stocks do not replenish by Wednesday morning.
Few major private and government hospitals in Delhi have received a new stock of oxygen today morning as we have discussed above. However, the Gangaram Hospital has received 5,000 cubic meters of oxygen supply before 3 am. The received stock can only last till Wednesday afternoon and thus, the hospital requires an additional supply of oxygen.
Dr Suresh Kumar, the medical director of the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital, said oxygen from a vendor received around 3 am on Wednesday.
Delhi government has now started converting government schools into Covid-19 hospitals with the rise in the number of Coronavirus cases. Recently, with the help of an NGO doctor, the government has converted a school located in Rouse Avenue with 125 beds. The Delhi government aims to provide a complete and up-to-the-mark facility to Covid-19 patients.