Delhi govt’s super specialty hospital reduces COVID beds amid ‘oxygen shortage’

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Delhi govt's super specialty hospital reduces COVID beds amid ‘oxygen shortage'

New Delhi, April 23

The Delhi government-run Rajiv Gandhi Super Specialty Hospital on Friday decreased the variety of COVID beds from 650 to 350 attributable to scarcity of oxygen, officers stated.

All 350 beds on the hospital are ICU beds, they stated.

Asked if “not enough oxygen” was the explanation to scale back the variety of such beds, Rajiv Gandhi Super Specialty Hospital (RGSSH) Medical Director B L Sherwal replied, “Yes.” A supply stated it was turning into more and more troublesome to “operationalise more beds in view of oxygen shortage”.

Some hospitals within the nationwide capital continued to grapple with extreme scarcity of medical oxygen on Friday even after receiving emergency provides.

Most of them have been receiving “emergency supplies” with the assistance of the Delhi authorities.

While some hospitals have managed to make short-term preparations, there isn’t a speedy finish to the disaster in sight, a authorities official had stated on Thursday.

In a letter to Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia stated six non-public hospitals within the metropolis had exhausted their oxygen provide by Thursday night.

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain had stated beds can be elevated in massive numbers as soon as the oxygen disaster was resolved.

A authorities physician stated hospitals in Delhi are cautious of admitting extra sufferers amid a critical scarcity of oxygen- PTI

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