12
Wednesday
May 2021
7:13 PM IST
News Headlines
Tour of Sri Lanka: Two-way fight for India captaincy between Hardik and Shikhar        India projected to grow at 10.1% in 2022 but outlook for 2021 highly fragile: UN        Rockets kill 2 Israelis; 28 die in Gaza as Israel hits Hamas        Delhi reports 12,481 Covid cases, 347 deaths        Kerala woman killed in Palestinian rocket strike in Israel        Kerala''s ''Iron Lady'' K R Gowri Amma no more        Virat Kohli, Ishant Sharma get first dose of vaccination        Sensex surges over 350 pts in early trade; Nifty tops 14,900        Israeli police, Palestinians clash at Jerusalem holy site        Had govt done its job, it would not have come to this: Rahul on foreign aid        Himanta Biswa Sarma sworn-in as 15th Chief Minister of Assam        Obesity and Bariatric Surgery        COVID-19 pandemic: Centre releases Rs 8923.8 cr to Panchayats in 25 states        BJP announces Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma as Assam Chief Minister        Debris from China''s disintegrating rocket falls into Indian Ocean        Kerala poet''s FB account ''suspended'' for posting satire clip on BJP poll defeat        TV journalist Vipin Chandh dies of COVID-19        Kerala adds 35,801 new COVID-19 cases, 68 more deaths        US Navy seizes weapons in Arabian Sea likely bound for Yemen        EU doesn''t renew order for AstraZeneca vaccine        
Home   | Main News   | Kerala  | National   | International  | Business   | Sports   | Entertainment   | Columns   | Offbeat   | Health   | About Deepika 
Kerala News
Capital crumbles under Covid:20 die in Jaipur Golden Hospital from alleged oxygen shortage
 
New Delhi: At least 20 critical COVID infected patients died last night at the Jaipur Golden Hospital here due to alleged shortage of life-saving oxygen gas, sources in the hospital said on Saturday.

The incident comes just a day after when at least 20 people lost their lives at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital here due to the 'same reason'.

The sources said JG hospital heaved a sigh of relief as they received a fresh stock of medical oxygen in the afternoon, however, the oxygen shortage still persists in the hospital and the gas pipelines can dry out at any moment. The hospital has raised an alarm and also shared its ordeal on social media platforms.

As per latest reports, over 200 lives at stake if liquid medical oxygen is not supplied by 2100 hrs tonight.

Another hospital--Saroj Hospital in Rohini-- has stopped admitting patients due to the severe shortage of oxygen gas. "All the beds have been occupied. Moreover, there is a severe shortage of oxygen. We are forced to close new admissions," a source told UNI over the phone.

The Hospital had on Thursday approached the Delhi High Court seeking urgent directions to facilitate oxygen supply to it.

The situation still remains critical. "We have very little oxygen left. Inox is not responding. We may have to ask patients to leave and make their own arrangements," the Director of the hospital told a TV channel. The hospital currently has 141 inpatients.

Maharaja Agrasen Hospital in Punjabi Bagh is also facing a similar crisis and had approached the Delhi High Court. The hearing was going on at the time of filing of the report.

Apart from the dearth of oxygen gas, there is also a shortage of ICU beds in the national capital. An official at Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital (LNJP) in central Delhi told UNI that there is no vacant ICU bed for the past few days. "Also, the oxygen stock that we have can last only eight hours," the source added.

People across the national capital are scrabbling for life-saving oxygen supplies and beds in hospitals. The unpredictable spread of COVID-19 infection and hospitalisation have created havoc.

As per the Delhi government's official COVID website, the LNJP hospital is having 400 ICU beds and all are occupied.

The data at 2000 hrs showed that only 12 COVID-19 ICU beds and 1,623 COVID-19 non-ICU beds were available across hospitals in Delhi.

Of the 12 ICU vacant beds, 1 is available at AIIMS Trauma Centre and 11 at Madhukar Rainbow Children Hospital.

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his counterparts in other States to help Delhi in coming out of the crisis. Delhi does not have even a single oxygen plant and is completely dependent on supplies from other states.


Kerala woman killed in Palestinian rocket strike in Israel
Kerala poet''s FB account ''suspended'' for posting satire clip on BJP poll defeat
TV journalist Vipin Chandh dies of COVID-19
Kerala adds 35,801 new COVID-19 cases, 68 more deaths
COVID-19: Kerala logs 41,971 cases, 64 deaths
Temples to remain shut during lockdown in Kerala
COVID spike : 13KL oxygen plant being set up at Kozhikode Medical College Hospital in Kerala
Funeral of Philipose Mar Chrysostom held with state honours
COVID-19: Kerala logs 42,464 cases, 63 deaths
Former head of Mar Thoma Church Dr Philipose Mar Chrysostom passes away
COVID-19:Kerala to strengthen anti-COVID measures, to deploy medical students to tackle situation
BJP loses lone seat in Kerala;'Metroman', state president fail
Lack of strong leadership in state led to UDF's downfall
Kerala CM requests people to use double masks
"Ensure no assembly of people in Kerala for 4 days from May 1 in connection with counting of votes"
Kerala mulling complete lockdown in dists with severe spread; 37,199 cases reported
Woman falls down from train, suffers injury, ornaments robbed
Kerala logs over 35,000 cases in highest single day surge, 41 deaths
No plans for lockdown now, but more restrictions to be put in place: CM
Ker logs over 32k new COVID cases in highest single day surge; CM says situation in state grim
ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
George Clooney says Capitol attack put Trump family 'into the dustbin of history'
 Los Angeles: Hollywood star George Clooney has condemned the attack on the Capitol Hill in the US by  
'Mean Girls' won't be returning to Broadway
Ian McKellan is 'happy' Elliot Page came out as transgender
A R Rahman thanks fans for support during 'difficult times'
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Rockets kill 2 Israelis; 28 die in Gaza as Israel hits Hamas
 Gaza City: A confrontation between Israel and Hamas sparked by weeks of tensions in contested Jerusa
Israeli police, Palestinians clash at Jerusalem holy site
Debris from China''s disintegrating rocket falls into Indian Ocean
US Navy seizes weapons in Arabian Sea likely bound for Yemen
NATIONAL NEWS
Delhi reports 12,481 Covid cases, 347 deaths
 New Delhi: The national capital continues to register a dip in daily COVID-19 cases, as the city rec
Had govt done its job, it would not have come to this: Rahul on foreign aid
BJP announces Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma as Assam Chief Minister
Mumbai civic body is suppressing COVID-19 death toll: Fadnavis
Untitled Page
Rashtra Deepika LTD
Copyright @ 2021 , Rashtra Deepika Ltd.