Gurugram to draft oxygen plan as hospitals run out of lifeline | Delhi News – Times of India


GURUGRAM: With oxygen demand jumping up another 5 metric tonnes (MT) on Friday — an increase of 16% from Thursday’s 30MT to 35MT — more hospitals spent the day on tenterhooks, worried their supplies would run out before being replenished. One of the city’s largest hospitals, Artemis, sent out an SOS in the morning, similar to the ones from Fortis on Thursday afternoon.
“Artemis Hospital Gurugram is in its last leg of oxygen. Last night’s commitment of oxygen replenishment remained unfulfilled … Only three hours to go. Please help us urgently,” tweeted Artemis managing director Dr Devlina Chakravarty at 10.22am on Friday. The flurry of appeals prompted the Gurugram administration to contact hospitals to share their consumption and demand for an ‘oxygen assessment plan’. It also assured hospitals that the situation will improve within the next two days as Gurugram will get an additional 20 MT oxygen from Bhiwadi in Rajasthan. The Haryana government is planning to set up an oxygen helpline for hospitals.
Artemis was provided with oxygen cylinders by the district administration around 12.30pm.
Other hospitals in Gurugram also said they are facing issues in filling up their cylinders as the oxygen demand has increased rapidly in the past three-four days. Meanwhile, the district administration said the situation will improve within two days. “
The district is drafting an oxygen assessment plan and has asked all hospitals to share their oxygen consumption and demand, on the basis of which the plan can be made.



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