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Short on oxygen, Bathinda private hospitals refuse admissions

Sukhmeet Bhasin

Press Reporter News Service

Bathinda, April 29

The scarcity of medical oxygen provide to non-public hospitals has Covid sufferers gazing a medical disaster, with a number of refusing to confess Degree-Three sufferers on Thursday.

The scarcity has created panic amongst non-public hospitals. A non-public hospital on the Namdev highway needed to ship again 20 sufferers because of the downside on Wednesday.

A non-public hospital physician stated, “We’re very brief on provide. No vendor is responding to our calls.”

A 60-year-old girl, Narmada Devi of Paras Ram Nagar, needed to be taken to seven metropolis hospitals on Wednesday, however she was not admitted in any due mattress and oxygen scarcity. She was then taken to Bikaner in an ambulance, the place she died at 2 am throughout therapy. A physician at a personal multispecialty hospital stated, “Although we managed to rearrange oxygen, we don’t have an everyday provide. Because of this many hospitals usually are not admitting Degree-Three ventilator sufferers.”

Dr Vikas Chahbra, Bathinda IMA president, stated, “An oxygen tanker was to reach right here final evening, but it surely has not reached but.” Dr Tejwant Singh Dhillon, Civil Surgeon, stated, “Whereas some hospitals are going through scarcity, some try to top off. Personal hospitals usually are not cooperating with us. We’ve got shaped groups, which is able to go to and examine the inventory of medical oxygen at non-public hospitals.”

“We had oxygen provided to the Adesh Hospital yesterday. Over 130 sufferers are admitted there. We try to offer ample oxygen to all hospitals,” he added.

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