Delhi hospitals raise SOS signal over oxygen shortage, seek help from govt

Family members of Covid-19 patients wait outside an oxygen-filling center to refill their empty cylinders, as demand for the gas rises due to spike in coronavirus cases, at Mayapuri in New Delhi (Photo: PTI)

More hospitals in the national capital continued to send out SOS calls reporting shortage of oxygen and sought help from authorities to ensure supply.

Sir Ganga Ram Hospital (SGRH), Batra Hospital, Jaipur Golden Hospital, Fortis Shalimar Bagh, Mata Chanan Devi, Metro Hospital Preet Vihar and Saroj Hospital made SOS calls about shortage of oxygen.

Around 12.30 p.m., Fortis Healthcare tweeted: Fortis Shalimar Bagh is running out of oxygen. Patients' lives are at risk. We have been running on backup, waiting for supplies since morning. We are currently suspending admissions. Request immediate assistance."

In another tweet, Fortis Healthcare said, "We are keeping patients and attendants informed of the critical situation and trying to manage admitted patients to the best of our abilities."

Mata Chanan Devi hospital with over 200 Covid patients is left with 1.5 hours of #oxygen supply. The hospital said that INOX has refused to provide them with the supply and more than three-fourth of these patients need oxygen.

Metro hospital in Preet Vihar and Saroj Hospital in Rohini also reported shortage of oxygen.

Batra, SGRH, Jaipur Golden has received some supply of oxygen. SGRH received 1.5 tonnes and Batra hospital received 500 liters of oxygen as immediate relief. Now both the hospital once again face shortage.

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