Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Sunday urged hospitals in Delhi to not increase alarms unnecessarily over oxygen scarcity and appealed to the media to confirm claims earlier than reporting.
Such acts hamper efforts to supply assist to hospitals that basically want help, Mr Sisodia, who can be the nodal minister for COVID-19 administration in Delhi, mentioned.
“This morning, I obtained an SOS name from a hospital that had 18 kilo litres of oxygen in inventory,” he tweeted.
The hospital requires 4.eight kl a day and has a storage capability of 21 kl, that means it nonetheless has three days of provide left, the minister mentioned.
Citing one other such incident, Mr Sisodia mentioned a small hospital raised an alarm over oxygen scarcity, however it was later discovered that it had been given 30 cylinders, out of which 20 have been nonetheless for use.
“I request hospitals to not increase alarms unnecessarily. Such acts hamper efforts to supply help to hospitals that basically need assistance. The media ought to crosscheck earlier than reporting such circumstances,” he added.