New Delhi, Might 2: A day after 12 sufferers, together with a health care provider, died resulting from oxygen scarcity at Delhi’s Batra Hospital, the ability in south Delhi on Sunday obtained 2.5-tonne liquid medical oxygen.
S.C.L. Gupta, the medical director of Batra Hospital, confirmed that an oxygen tanker carrying the life-saving fuel arrived at its Mehrauli-based facility the place 12 individuals misplaced their lives on Saturday afternoon resulting from lack of medical oxygen for over an hour.
“An oxygen tanker from INOX carrying 2.5-tonne liquid oxygen had reached Batra at round 12 midday. Provide to maintain until 11 p.m.,” Gupta mentioned.
The oxygen provide was offered to the hospital a day after the tragedy occurred on its campus, killing the hospital’s gastroenteritis head R.Ok. Himthani (62) and 11 others. Six of the 12 deceased individuals had been admitted to the hospital’s intensive care unit (ICU).
“Demise toll at Batra Hospital will increase from 8 to 12. Oxygen scarcity on the facility led to those deaths. These had been sufferers whose oxygen degree sunk when the provision dropped,” Sudhanshu Bankata, the Government Director of Batra Hospital, had mentioned on Saturday.
As on Saturday, a complete of 220 sufferers had been on oxygen assist on the hospital.
The hospital had despatched an SOS message earlier than the tragedy on Saturday, “Oxygen will final for an additional 10 minutes.”
Whereas oxygen was later provided to the hospital, it mentioned that by that point, eight sufferers had already died. One other 4 sufferers died later.
This was the second time in every week that the hospital ran out of medical oxygen. On April 24, the hospital had obtained a last-minute provide which arrived minutes after its oxygen reserves ran out.
Earlier this month, 20 individuals admitted to the vital care unit of Jaipur Golden hospital in Rohini had died when their oxygen ranges dropped. The hospital had blamed the Delhi authorities for the delay in oxygen provide earlier than the Delhi Excessive Courtroom.
(IANS/2 days in the past) https://www.newkerala.com/more-news.php