Amid complaints of oxygen shortage in hospitals all through the nation, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday appealed to the Centre to urgently present oxygen to the nationwide capital, saying that hospitals are going through acute scarcity because of an unprecedented surge in cases.
“Serious oxygen crisis persists in Delhi. I again urge centre to urgently provide oxygen to Delhi. Some hospitals are left with just a few hours of oxygen,” Kejriwal tweeted.
Serious oxygen disaster persists in Delhi. I once more urge centre to urgently present oxygen to Delhi. Some hospitals are left with just some hours of oxygen.
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) April 20, 2021
He had earlier made the same attraction to the central government, saying that hospitals within the nationwide capital are operating low on oxygen in addition to ICU beds.
In the final 24 hours, Delhi reported 240 deaths — the highest-ever registered in a single day fatalities within the metropolis – and 23,686 recent coronavirus infections. There are at present 76,887 lively cases within the nationwide capital.
The nationwide capital has gone right into a six-day lockdown amid the deteriorating COVID-19 state of affairs.
Meanwhile, Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan mentioned the following three weeks are essential with respect to the COVID-19 pandemic state of affairs within the nation.
“Centre working closely with States and UTs on public health measures to contain COVID-19. Next three weeks crucial! At a meeting held today, UTs advised augmenting hospital infrastructure, ramping up testing, creating containment zones and strictly enforcing COVID appropriate behaviour,” tweeted Dr Harsh Vardhan.