Delhi hospitals to run out of oxygen in 10-13 hours, says minister

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Deputy Chief Minister of New Delhi Manish Sisodia on Sunday that there is shortage of oxygen in many hospitals of Delhi and that they will run of it in next 10-12 hours.

Sisodia while talking to news gathering agency ANI said, “Some hospitals have oxygen supply for 3-4 hours while some have oxygen supply for 10-12 hours. Situation is grim so we have requested Central Govt to provide oxygen to Delhi on priority,”

This comes after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal called the COVID-19 situation in the national capital “very serious”.

Kejriwal wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 18 April seeking help for beds and oxygen for coronavirus patients.

Delhi on Saturday recorded the biggest jump in its daily COVID-19 tally with 24,375 fresh cases, and 167 people died due to the disease in the last 24 hours, while the positivity rate also shot up to 24.56  – meaning every fourth sample being tested in the city is turning out to be positive.

A day ago, 19,486 COVID-19 cases and 141 related deaths were reported in the city. The city is under a weekend lockdown.

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