Delhi coronavirus: Several hospitals have, over the past three days, flagged a crisis of oxygen supply, beds and medicines amid rising Covid cases.
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, told NDTV.
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.
Earlier Moolchand hospital, in a tweet, appealed for urgent help from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Lt Governor Anil Baijal. More than 130 Covid patients are on life support, it stressed.