Delhi hospital runs out of oxygen, 8 COVID-19 patients including doctor die due to shortage
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Delhi hospital runs out of oxygen, 8 COVID-19 patients including doctor die due to shortage


Delhi continues to reel under oxygen supply shortage. In an unfortunate incident, eight COVID-19 patients, including the HOD of the gastroenterology department, at Delhi’s Batra Hospital died due to oxygen shortage. The hospital said this in a statement on Saturday.
Six of the eight who died were admitted to the hospital’s ICU (intensive care unit) and two to the wards. The doctor who died has been identified as Dr RK Himthani (62), the head of the Gastroenterology unit.
The hospital has 327 patients out of which 48 are in the critical care unit. It has been raising alarms since Saturday afternoon over depleting levels of oxygen supply.
Around 12.30 pm, the hospital claimed it had run out of liquid medical oxygen supply. An oxygen tanker reached the hospital around 1.35 pm.
Later Delhi minister Raghav Chaddha said, “Our SOS cryogenic tanker carrying Liquid Medical Oxygen is reaching Batra Hospital within 5 minutes. Their regular supplier of oxygen has defaulted yet again due to alleged ‘lack of oxygen supplies’ and is being pulled up.”
This is the second time in a week that Batra Hospital has run out of medical oxygen. On April 24 the hospital received a last-minute re-supply that arrived minutes after its oxygen reserves ran out.
The Batra Hospital is among several hospitals in the national capital battling a crippling oxygen shortage that has endangered the lives of thousands of COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 patients.


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