New Delhi continues to witness a shortage of oxygen amidst the second wave of Coronavirus. Reportedly, twenty people died at the Jaipur Golden Hospital, Delhi due to lack of oxygen. Also, nearly 200 people are in critical condition at the hospital.
According to reports, the hospital only has oxygen to manage for one and half hour in stock. On the other hand, 190 people are being treated at the Batra Hospital which is also facing a similar situation. In 24 hours, around 25 Covid-19 patients died at the Gangaram Hospital in Delhi due to lack of oxygen.
On Friday, the High Court has issued a notice to the Delhi government and Central government regarding oxygen shortage. Meanwhile, on Friday, around 24 critical Covid-19 patients died at Sir Ganga Ram hospital and another 60 patients are suffering due to the shortage of oxygen in other major hospitals across Delhi. According to reports, the main reason for the death of these many Covid-19 patients in Sir Ganga Ram hospital is likely due to "low-pressure oxygen."
Ganga Ram hospital is one of the biggest and most high-profile hospitals in the city, where healthcare workers were reduced to manually ventilating patients in the ICU and emergency department.
Meanwhile, for the third consecutive day, India has created a new record of Covid-19 cases. Around 3.46 lakh fresh cases were reported in India today which takes the country's caseload to 1.66 crore. Around 2,624 deaths were also recorded. Also, Delhi and Maharashtra recorded the highest ever number of deaths in a single day. In the last 24 hours, Maharashtra recorded 773 Covid linked deaths while Delhi marked 348 deaths.