Short on oxygen, 370 Covid-19 patients find saviours in Delhi cops | Delhi News – Times of India


NEW DELHI: Delhi Police continued to don the hat of life saviour by supplying oxygen to nearly 400 Covid patients since Monday night after their hospitals faced a supply crisis.
On Monday night, in Outer Delhi’s Paschim Vihar, the cops provided a green corridor to facilitate movement of two oxygen tankers to Balaji Action Hospital after its stock reached critical levels. At risk were 235 Covid patients and the tankers were stuck on the Delhi borders amid Covid restrictions.
Around 11.30pm, they got the information that the tankers carrying 19,500 litre liquid oxygen were stuck at a border point in a traffic jam. “A dedicated corridor was provided by the outer district police and the tankers were escorted by Delhi Police vehicles to the hopsital,” said additional deputy commissioner of police (outer) Sudhanshu Dhama.
The cops arranged another 25 oxygen cylinders through cooperation of the medical superintendents of Sanjay Gandhi, Bhagwan Mahavir, Maharaja Agrasen and Jaipur Golden hospitals for Balaji Action Hospital, he said.
Delhi Police officials also managed to arrange oxygen cylinders for a hospital in Nangloi when its supplies started running out. The director of Mansaram Hospital, Ravinder Dabas, said they had 33 Covid-positive patients. “I was trying at multiple places but nothing was available. Delhi Police arranged the oxygen cylinders in an hour,” Dabas said.
In north Delhi, it was a race against time for the cops after they received an SOS call from NKS Super Specialty Hospital around 4.37pm on Tuesday. Out of its 130 patients, 102 were suffering from Covid and the hospital ran out of oxygen. “The hospital authorities had tried to overcome the shortage, but cylinders were not available,” the DCP said.
As agitated relatives of the patients started gathering at the hospital, a senior official assured them that all efforts would be made to replenish the supply at the earliest. The cops reached a dealer in Mayapuri where 53 cylinders were sent by the NKS hospital for refilling around 5pm. On reaching there at 5.37pm, the cops got the cyliners filled up and were back in the hospital around 6.08pm through a green corridor. In the meantime, they also arranged 15 cylinders from Moti Nagar.



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