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25 “sickest patients” died in last 24 hrs, lives of another 60 patients in peril: Sir Ganga Ram hospital

Friday, 23 April 2021 (15:37 IST)
New Delhi: Twenty-five “sickest patients” have died in the last 24 hours at Sir Ganga Ram hospital in Delhi, the hospital said.

“25 sickest patients have died in last 24 hours at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital. Oxygen will last another 2 hrs. Ventilators and BiPAP not working effectively. Resorting to manual ventilation in ICUs and ED. Major crisis likely. Lives of another 60 sickest patients in peril. Stop catastrophe. Need Oxygen to be airlifted urgently. Governments please help. We have warned,” Ganga Ram's Director, Medical said in a statement on Friday morning.

Currently, they have received 2 tons of oxygen from INOX at 0930 am today which lasts for 5 to 6 hrs, the hospital authorities said.

“The deaths cannot be ascribed to oxygen shortage; a large number of patients are in serious condition. But we are facing a severe oxygen shortage,” Dr DS Rana, chairman, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, said in a statement.

“We are doing manual ventilation to ensure patients survive,” Dr Rana said. (UNI)

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