8 Covid Patients Dead As Delhi’s Batra Hospital Runs Out Of Oxygen, Efforts On To Revive 5 Other Patients

New Delhi: In an unlucky incident presently of corona disaster, 8 COVID-19 sufferers, together with the HOD of gastroenterology division, at Delhi’s Batra Hospital died resulting from oxygen scarcity, the hospital stated in an announcement on Saturday. “We are trying to revive five other critical patients,” stated Dr SCL Gupta. Also Read – COVID-19: Government Will Provide Extra Care to Tokyo Olympics-Bound Athletes, Says Kiren Rijiju

The improvement comes at a time when the hospitals throughout the nationwide capital have despatched out SOS messages final week about depleting provides of oxygen. However, the Delhi authorities has maintained that the town just isn’t getting its allotted amount of the life-saving fuel. Also Read – Sitar Maestro Pandit Devabrata Chaudhari Dies at 85 Due To Covid-19

As per the newest updates, among the many 8 lifeless sufferers, six have been admitted to the hospital’s ICU (intensive care unit) and two have been within the wards. The physician who died has been recognized as Dr RK Himathani, the top of the Gastroenterology unit. Also Read – (*5*)

Earlier within the day, Batra Hospital’s Executive Director, Dr Sudhanshu Bankata, issued a video SOS. “We have just run out of oxygen… currently surviving on some cylinders. Over the next 10 minutes that will also run out. We are again in crisis mode. The Delhi government is trying to help but believe their tanker is still some distance away,” he stated.

Responding to the incident, Delhi Water Minister Raghav stated: “Our SOS cryogenic tanker carrying Liquid Medical Oxygen is reaching Batra Hospital within five minutes. Their regular supplier of oxygen has defaulted yet again due to alleged ‘lack of oxygen supplies’ and is being pulled up.”

Notably, that is the second time in a single week that Batra Hospital has run out of medical oxygen. On April 24 the hospital obtained a last-minute re-supply that arrived minutes after its provide ran out. Moreover, the Batra Hospital is amongst a number of hospitals within the nationwide capital battling a crippling oxygen scarcity that has endangered the lives of hundreds of Covid and non-Covid sufferers.


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