COVID-19 in Delhi: Sir Ganga Ram hospital receives two tonnes of oxygen; 'better situation now', says official
On Friday, the hospital had reported the death of 25 of its 'sickest' patients as the administration grappled with depleting oxygen supplies
New Delhi: Sir Ganga Ram Hospital here received two tonnes of liquid medical oxygen on Tuesday morning, an official from the hospital said.
The official asserted that they are in a “better situation” as compared to "the last few days" when the hospital in central Delhi faced a crisis due to severe shortage of the life-saving gas.
The hospital said it has 6000 cubic metres of oxygen in storage tanks which may last for 10 hours.
"We received two tonnes of liquid medical oxygen at 6 am on 27 April. Yesterday, we had received a tanker carrying 10 tonnes of liquid medical oxygen. We are in a better situation as compared to the last few days and we hope this continues," said the official.
The hospital requires a minimum of 11,000 cubic metres liquid oxygen daily and has a consumption of 10,000 cubic metres per day.
It had on Friday reported the death of 25 of its 'sickest' patients as the administration grappled with depleting oxygen supplies.
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