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Delhi children’s hospital raises alarm over oxygen crisis

A kids’s hospital in Delhi’s Malviya Nagar Sunday morning has raised an alarm on Twitter over scarcity of oxygen the place round 25 to 30 newborns and youngsters are dealing with a risk to their lives.

Tagging Delhi Chief Minister and Union Well being Minister, Madhukar Rainbow Youngsters’s Hospital mentioned that it had liquid oxygen provide solely until 12 midday at present.

Hospital head Dr Dinesh instructed The Indian The Press Reporter that 10 oxygen cylinders have been obtained at round 1.45pm and 10 extra have been on the best way. “These 20 cylinders would final us about 4-5 hours. We should request our vendor for extra. All sufferers and youngsters in ICU are okay as of now,” he mentioned.

He mentioned the hospital has about 25-30 new child infants and youngsters within the ICU, out of which about 10 are on excessive circulation oxygen.

“This can be a each day affair. About 2-Three days in the past we have been in an identical state of affairs. Oxygen is a primary requirement of a hospital and a constant provide has not been assured. We’re continually firefighting,” Dr Dinesh mentioned.

He added that many individuals have reached out to the hospital, and it has rushed its ambulances to an oxygen provider.

In the meantime, AAP MLA Raghav Chadha mentioned in a tweet at 11.57am that the federal government has organized oxygen for the hospital.

“We now have organized 5 D Sort oxygen cylinders for Rainbow Youngsters’s Hospital, from our Rajghat Response Level. The federal government’s oxygen reserves are extraordinarily restricted as a result of diminished oxygen provide to Delhi, however we’re doing every little thing potential to avert any untoward incident,” he mentioned.

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