At least seven Covid sufferers have died in two hospitals of Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, the docs have attributed the deaths to a extreme scarcity of oxygen. Three Covid sufferers died at a non-public hospital — Anand hospital – in Meerut. Another 4 died on the KMC hospital.
As Covid instances spike within the nation’s most populous state, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has repeatedly asserted that there isn’t a oxygen scarcity within the state.
Sources, nonetheless, stated a number of hospitals in Meerut – 90 km from Delhi — have requested sufferers’ households to rearrange for oxygen.
Dr Subhash Yadav, the Medical Superintendent of Anand Hospital, stated the oxygen scarcity has been “continuous”. “We need 400 cylinders every day, but we are getting only 90,” he stated, disclosing that the hospital has been compelled to show away vital sufferers who want high-pressure oxygen.
“Yesterday, our oxygen supply ran out, due to which three patients admitted in the hospital died,” stated Dr Yadav.
Dr Sunil Gupta, the chief of KMC Hospital stated not solely have they misplaced 4 sufferers yesterday, three sufferers died the day earlier than. “Yesterday we had no oxygen from 12 noon till 8 in the night. If we had oxygen, we would have saved them,” he stated.
The scarcity of oxygen, the physician stated, has been a “daily problem” and the difficulty space, he stated, is the administration of oxygen.
Mohammed Kasim 28, whose mom is in hospital with Covid, needed to get an oxygen cylinder from Haryana’s Karnal 110 km away, at a value of Rs 25,000.
“The hospital said, ‘We do not have oxygen. Get your patient discharged or arrange for oxygen’,” he stated.
Manoj Kumar 50, acquired three oxygen cylinders from Haryana’s Yamuna Nagar for Rs 1 lakh for his brother who’s admitted on the KMC hospital.
NDTV reached out to to the District Magistrate for feedback however he’s but to reply.
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