Amidst a massive surge in COVID-19 cases, concerns over oxygen supply for coronavirus patients continue in the national capital on Wednesday, with Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia flagging the urgent need in both government and private hospitals across the city.
Sisodia, who is also Delhi`s nodal minister for Covid-19 management, said he is getting calls from all several hospitals regarding the shortage of oxygen and many of them need supplies immediately.
"In many hospitals in Delhi, oxygen is available till only next 8-12 hours. We have been demanding for one week to increase the oxygen supply quota to Delhi, which the Central government has to do. If oxygen does not reach the hospitals in sufficient quantity by tomorrow morning, there will be an outcry," Sisodia said in a tweet.
Late on Tuesday, the Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's Office said, "We (Delhi Govt) are responding to the below query, that 241 MT of oxygen was supplied to Delhi on Monday and 355.33 MT on Tuesday (upto 3 PM) by five manufacturers, and the total stock of oxygen in the city`s hospitals upto 3 PM on Tuesday was 508 MT."
Meanwhile, CM Arvind Kejriwal had on Tuesday urged the Centre "with folded hands" to provide medical oxygen to Delhi.