NEW DELHI: While hospitals continue to raise the alarm about lack of oxygen, the Fortis Escorts Heart Institute has announced that it will not admit any new patients. The hospital sent an SOS alert saying it was only oxygenated for an hour.
The cardiologist at Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, Dr. Nishith Chandra, tweeted a picture of the notice outside the hospital, saying, “Things are getting very grim. This is the situation of my Fortis Escorts Heart Institute hospital in New Delhi, one of the best heart center hospitals in India.”
Dr. Chandra tweeted on the picture of the notification: “We reported this impending situation to all authorities in good time and have been waiting for promised deliveries since yesterday. At the moment we have no more options and are suspending new admissions and emergency services until the situation improves.” We try to treat admitted patients to the best of our ability. “
Around 100 patients are supplied with oxygen at the Fortis Escorts Heart Institute.
At around 11 a.m., another hospital in the state capital, Pentamed Hospital said it left with an hour of oxygen. “Pentamed Hospital has run out of oxygen. Almost 50 Covid patients on oxygen support. Government of Delhi, please take precautions,” the hospital tweeted.
Previously, hours after an SOS alarm was triggered for lack of oxygen around midnight, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital (SGRH) received five tons of oxygen at 4 a.m. early in the morning. When the crisis escalated and the oxygen supply dropped, 221 cubic meters were around 11:40 p.m. Last night, the local MLA Raghav Chadha had arranged a ton of oxygen after midnight for immediate relief.