25 Covid patients die in Ganga Ram Hospital as oxygen alarm continues

NEW DELHI: Twenty-five “sickest” Covid-19 patients have died at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Delhi, in the last 24 hours, and the lives of another 60 such patients are at risk, officials said on Friday amid a serious oxygen crisis unfolding in the national capital.

As per a source “low-pressure oxygen” could be the likely cause of the deaths

The oxygen stock will last another two hours. Ventilators and BiPAP machines are not working effectively,” a senior official at the hospital said

Hospital officials said that another major crisis is likely as the lives of 60 more ‘sickest’ patients are at risk.

A central government source said the SGRH has “sufficient balance of oxygen and a tanker has reached the hospital, which will fill up the storage capacity”.

A truck loaded with oxygen reached the hospital around 9.30am on Friday morning, the official said.. The stock can last up to five hours, depending on the consumption, an official at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital said

All we need is uninterrupted and timely supply of the oxygen,” SGRH Cchairman Dr DS Rana said.

There are more than 500 coronavirus patients, including around 150 on high flow oxygen support, admitted in Sir Ganga Ram Hospital located in central Delhi.

The hospital authorities are resorting to manual ventilation in ICUs and the emergency department, according to the official.

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