Oxygen Crisis: Delhi gets first COVID centre with own oxygen plant

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Oxygen Plant in Covid Centre (Image: Pixabay)
Oxygen Plant in Covid Centre (Image: Pixabay)

New Delhi : The shortage of medical oxygen has been flagged several times and some of the patients have lost their lives due to this too. To minimize the loss and overcome the situation, Delhi has got its first COVID care centre with its own oxygen plant at the Commonwealth Games village Sports complex.

According to the known information, the oxygen plant is capable of supplying oxygen to 18-20 patients simultaneously.

Dr Anurag Mishra, Clinical Manager at the COVID care centre, spoke to news agency ANI and said this will help them in tackling the shortage of medical oxygen. For the first time oxygen plant has been set up at the COVID care centre itself.

"The shortage of medical oxygen in Delhi is due to the supply chain of the oxygen cylinders. Setting up our own oxygen plant is a great move," Dr Mishra said.

"The plant has been donated by the HCL foundation. We are thankful to them as we no longer depend on a supply chain," he said.

He also suggested hospitals to setup their own oxygen plants, instead of relying on the outside sources. 

Many hospitals in Delhi are still struggling with the shortage of oxygen. A day before yesterday, dozen of patients, including a doctor, lost their lives after the hospital ran out of medical oxygen for one and a half hour. 

Delhi recorded 20,394 new COVID-19 cases and 407 deaths on Sunday.