Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Sunday urged hospitals in Delhi to not increase alarms unnecessarily over oxygen scarcity and appealed to the media to confirm claims earlier than reporting.
Such acts hamper efforts to supply assist to hospitals that actually want help, Mr Sisodia, who can be the nodal minister for COVID-19 administration in Delhi, stated.
“This morning, I got an SOS call from a hospital that had 18 kilo litres of oxygen in stock,” he tweeted.
The hospital requires 4.8 kl a day and has a storage capability of 21 kl, which means it nonetheless has three days of provide left, the minister stated.
Citing one other such incident, Mr Sisodia stated a small hospital raised an alarm over oxygen scarcity, however it was later discovered that it had been given 30 cylinders, out of which 20 had been nonetheless for use.
“I request hospitals not to raise alarms unnecessarily. Such acts hamper efforts to provide assistance to hospitals that really need help. The media should crosscheck before reporting such cases,” he added.
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