Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday raised alarm over acute oxygen shortage across various Covid-19 facilities and urged the Center to urgently provide oxygen to Delhi since some hospitals are left with just a few hours of oxygen.
Deputy CM Manish Sisodia said many hospitals in Delhi has between 8 to 12 hours of oxygen stock left while some have stock left for 48 hours and sounded an alert. “Most of the Delhi hospitals have oxygen left for only 8 to 12 hours. We have been demanding increase in the oxygen supply quota for Delhi for the past one week which Centre has to do. If adequate oxygen is not supplied to hospitals by tomorrow morning, an outcry will be created,” Sisodia tweeted.
दिल्ली में अधिकतर अस्पतालों में केवल अगले 8 से 12 घंटे के लिए ही ऑक्सिजन उपलब्ध है.हम एक हफ़्ते से दिल्ली को ऑ… https://t.co/n0kShdqIpS
— Manish Sisodia (@msisodia) 1618925910000
CM also convened a review meeting on Tuesday where he directed the officials to increase oxygen beds across several facilities in the capital. He said that the Delhi government is working on a war footing to ensure oxygen supply. Sisodia said that there should be no jungle raj between the states on the supply of oxygen, for this, the central government will have to be very sensitive and alert.
“Had a review meeting with officials on the current situation of Covid. We are working on a war footing to ensure oxygen supply in Delhi and are also talking to the central government. An increase in the number of oxygen beds is happening on a large scale,” CM Kejriwal tweeted.
कोरोना के वर्तमान हालातों पर अधिकारियों के साथ समीक्षा बैठक की, दिल्ली में ऑक्सीजन सप्लाई सुनिश्चित करने के लिए यु… https://t.co/73lhK1qL1Y
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) 1618918594000
In another tweet, he wrote, “Serious oxygen crisis persists in Delhi. I again urge the Center to urgently provide oxygen to Delhi. Some hospitals are left with just a few hours of oxygen.”
Sisodia, who is also the nodal minister for Covid-19 management, tweeted, “SOS phones are coming from all hospitals regarding oxygen. People supplying oxygen are being stopped in different states. There should be no jungle raj between the states on the supply of oxygen, for this, the central government will have to be very sensitive and alert.”
CM Shri Arvind Kejriwal said, “Our main focus is on increasing the number of oxygen beds in Delhi. Most patients are coming in a critical condition and require oxygen. We must put all efforts towards increasing oxygen beds across all hospitals and facilities in Delhi.”
Delhi government is procuring oxygen cylinders from Noida and Rajasthan, and the supply is stopped in various states before it reaches Delhi. The Delhi government is in talks with the Central government and has requested the Centre to ensure a smooth and timely supply and procurement of oxygen to Delhi.