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Patients did not die due to shortage of oxygen supply, clarifies Ganga Ram hospital

Patients did not die due to shortage of oxygen supply, clarifies Ganga Ram hospital
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After Sir Ganga Ram hospital raised an alarm for oxygen shortage, a fresh consignment arrived at the hospital on Friday morning. A truck loaded with oxygen by INOX reached at the around 9.30 a.m. on Friday morning, the hospital authority said.

The hospital had received oxygen supply between 12.30 p.m. and 1 a.m. last night.

According to an official statement from the hospitals, around 25 Covid-19 patients have died in the last 24 hours. Around 500 Covid patients are admitted in the hospital, and out of them 140 are on oxygen support.

"Ventilators and Bipap are not working effectively. Resorting to manual ventilation in ICUs and ED. Major crisis likely. life of another 60 sickest patients at risk. Need urgent intervention," Sir Ganga Ram Hospital had said in a statement early morning on Friday.

Around 25 Covid-19 patients have died in the last 24 hours in Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, the hospital authority said here on Friday.

False reports that they died due to lack of O2. When O2 pressure lowered in ICU beds, gave patients O2 manually. Didn't let anyone die without O2. Inox told us after getting state govt's NOC, they'll supply 9000-10,000 cubic meters of O2 daily: Chairman, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital

Sir Ganga Ram Hospital on Thursday evening raised an alarm for immediate need of oxygen supply as over 140 critical patients admitted in the hospitals were on ventilators and on oxygen support.

With Delhi Government's efforts, the hospitals received oxygen supply late on Thursday night (at 1 a.m.), however, the hospitals said it received only two MT of oxygen which will last merely for the next few hours.

"Ventilators and Bipap are not working effectively. Resorting to manual ventilation in ICUs and ED. Major Major crisis likely. life of another 60 sickest patients at risk. Need urgent intervention," said Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, in a statement early morning on Friday.


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