Amid the scarcity of medical oxygen across the country due to a massive increase in Covid-19 cases, Delhi has got its first COVID care centre with its own oxygen plant at the Commonwealth Games village Sports complex. It is reported that oxygen plant can supply oxygen to 18-20 patients simultaneously.
To overcome the shortage of medical oxygen, oxygen plant has been set up at the COVID care centre itself said, Dr Anurag Mishra, Clinical Manager at the COVID care centre to ANI.
“The shortage of medical oxygen in Delhi is due to the supply chain of the oxygen cylinders. Setting up our own oxygen plant is a great move,” Mishra said.
Delhi: Oxygen plant set up at COVID-19 Health Centre in Commonwealth Games Village Sports Complex.
“This plant can supply oxygen to 18-20 patients simultaneously. The plant has been donated by HCL Foundation,” says Dr Anurag Mishra. pic.twitter.com/PdQvwhjhZz
— ANI (@ANI) May 3, 2021
“The plant has been donated by the HCL Foundation. We are thankful to them as we no longer depend on a supply chain,” he said. He further urged the hospitals to set up their own oxygen plant as it can save many lives.
Several hospitals in Delhi still continue to grapple with a shortage of oxygen, as coronavirus cases continue to surge every day.
On Saturday last week, 12 Covid patients including a senior doctor had died at Delhi’s Batra Hospital after the facility ran out of medical oxygen.
— CMO Delhi (@CMODelhi) May 2, 2021
As per the official data issued on Sunday, the total count of cases in the city has gone up to 11,94,946 including 92,290 active cases and 10,85,690 recoveries. Delhi recorded 20,394 new COVID-19 cases and 407 deaths on Sunday. The death toll has gone up to 16,966. A lockdown is also in place in the national capital till May 10.