Ganga Ram Hospital Chairman Refutes Reports of Patients’ Death Due to Oxygen Shortage


File photo of oxygen cylinders being loaded, before being transported to hospitals for Covid-19 patients. (PTI Photo)

The announcement comes a day after Sir Ganga Ram Hospital sent an SOS to the Delhi government, saying there is only five hours of oxygen left at the facility.

The chairman of Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in New Delhi denied reports that some patients died due to lack of Oxygen in the hospital.

“When Oxygen pressure lowered in ICU beds, the hospital gave patients Oxygen manually. We didn’t let anyone die without Oxygen,” Chairman of the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital said.

Some reports claimed that 25 patients had died at Delhi’s Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in the last 24 hours and the hospital was facing acute shortage of oxygen. The reports added that lives of another 60 sickest patients in the hospital was in peril.

However, denying the claims, the Chairman of the hospital said that Inox will supply 9,000-10,000 cubic meters of Oxygen daily after it gets NOC from the state government.

Oxygen tankers reached the hospital at 9:20 am and authorities at the hospital informed that 2,000 cubic meters of oxygen was supplied to the hospital and being offloaded.

Several small hospitals in the city struggled to replenish oxygen supply for coronavirus patients on Thursday, even as some big healthcare facilities received fresh stock. The Delhi High Court had on Wednesday night ordered the Centre to “forthwith” provide oxygen by whatever means to hospitals here facing shortage of the gas in treating serious COVID-19 patients, observing it seems human life is not important for the state.

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