New Delhi: Twenty people died last night at Jaipur Golden Hospital in Delhi due to shortage of medical oxygen, a top official at the hospital said today, highlighting the worsening situation in the national capital’s hospitals.
“We had been allotted 3.5 metric tons of oxygen from the government. The supply was to reach us by 5 in the evening, but it reached around midnight. By then, 20 patients had died,” Dr. DK Baluja, Medical Director at Jaipur Golden Hospital, told NDTV.
At least 215 Covid patients admitted at the hospital are critical and in dire need of oxygen, he added.
Jaipur Golden Hospital is the second hospital in the city to sent SOS over shortage of oxygen this morning.