Delhi continues to struggle to cope up with high number of COVID-19 cases reported daily.
Such severe is the onslaught of COVID-19 virus in Delhi that only 16 ICU beds are available in the entire metro.
Delhi has a total of 4684 ICU beds, out of which 4668 are occupied, leaving only 16 beds vacant.
On top of that, Delhi is also facing acute shortage of oxygen supply.
Oxygen is completely exhausted in several hospitals in Delhi.
“Many hospitals in Delhi facing oxygen crisis right now. Oxygen is completely exhausted in some, I’ve been receiving messages and emails from hospitals since morning. We’re somehow providing them cylinders by rearranging from other hospitals that have slightly more stock,” informed Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia.
Meanwhile, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal spoke to Haryana CM and sought his support in facilitating transport of oxygen trucks from Haryana to Delhi.
“I spoke to Haryana CM. Sought his support in facilitating the transport of oxygen trucks from Haryana to Delhi,” said Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal.
“As per Delhi Government’s estimate, the UT needs 700 tons/day, Centre had fixed it to 378 tons earlier and increased it to 480 tons yesterday. We need more,” added Kejriwal.
Delhi received its quota of oxygen as fixed by the Centre from other states, he said, but added, some states stopped trucks headed to the national capital.
“This is not fair. This is a huge calamity and we need to fight it unitedly. If we are divided, India will not survive,” Kejriwal said.
Delhi recorded 24,638 fresh COVID-19 cases and 249 deaths on Wednesday while the positivity rate stood at 31.28 per cent.