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Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in Delhi sends SOS; only 2 hours of oxygen left

Delhi's Sir Ganga Ram Hospital on Friday sent an SOS to the Arvind Kejriwal government, saying the lives of 60 sickest patients are in peril due to dwindling oxygen in the hospital

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Family members of COVID-19 patients wait to refill cylinders with medical oxygen at a plant, as coronavirus cases surge in Lucknow, Tuesday, April 20, 2021. Photo: PTI

Delhi's Sir Ganga Ram Hospital on Friday sent an SOS to the Arvind Kejriwal government, saying there are only two hours of left at the facility and said that the lives of 60 sickest patients are in peril.

The hospital officials said that 25 sickest patients have died in the last 24 hours.

"25 sickest patients have died in last 24 hours at the hospital. will last another 2 hours. Ventilators and Bipap not working effectively. Need to be airlifted urgently. Lives of another 60 sickest patients in peril," said Director-Medical, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital,

According to the officials of Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, there are more than 510 COVID-19 patients admitted in the hospital out of which 142 patients are on high flow oxygen support.

The worsening COVID-19 situation has seen a surge in the demand for medical oxygen and beds for the COVID-19 patients and many states are reporting a shortage in essential medical supplies. Availability of oxygen is a key element in the treatment of certain medical conditions in the Covid infection.

registered 26,169 new COVID-19 cases and 306 related deaths in the last 24 hours, as per the health bulletin update on Thursday evening. This was the highest number of COVID-19 fatalities the national capital has registered in in a single day.

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First Published: Fri, April 23 2021. 09:01 IST