As many as 20 patients died on Friday night and more than 200 lives are currently at stake due to lack of oxygen at Delhi’s Jaipur Golden Hospital in Rohini, Medical Director D K Baluja has informed. Only half an hour of oxygen is left, he revealed further.
The medical director of the hospital said on Saturday that the government had allotted them 3.5 metric tonne of oxygen, which was to be re-filled on Friday. However, that did not happen.
“Yesterday night, merely 1500 liters of oxygen was provided, because of which we were left with no oxygen as it was insufficient and 20 people died,” Baluja said.
The hospital currently has more than 200 patients admitted at the hospital, who are in need of oxygen.
As Delhi hospitals face an acute shortage of oxygen, the COVID-19 cases in the national capital are on the rise. Delhi recorded 24,331 fresh COVID-19 cases and 348 related deaths on Friday.