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3 Delhi hospitals get oxygen supply just in time after High Court pulls up Centre

Oxygen tankers arrived late on Tuesday at some of these places, including Sir Ganga Ram Hospital and Guru Teg Bahadur (GTB) Hospital, which were merely hours away from running out of stock.

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New Delhi, First Published Apr 21, 2021, 11:25 AM IST
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In much-needed relief to doctors and patients, two top hospitals in Delhi received oxygen supply on Wednesday at around 1:30 am.

Oxygen tankers arrived late on Tuesday at some of these places, including Sir Ganga Ram Hospital and Guru Teg Bahadur (GTB) Hospital, which were merely hours away from running out of stock.

Delhi's biggest COVID-19 facility, the Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Narayan Hospital, received 10 tonnes of supplies last night. The hospital administration said these stocks would suffice for now.

Gangaram Hospital received 5,000 cubic metres of oxygen supply from a private vendor before 3 am. This stock should last till Wednesday afternoon. The supply from another oxygen firm is still awaited, sources said.

One consignment came from their regular supplier, Inox, and the other, from a private vendor organised by the Delhi government. Similarly, the government-run GTB Hospital, too, received supplies last night.

The harrowing conditions at some of these hospitals were made known by some desperate public calls made by leaders and administrators.

The situation didn't ease even with the Delhi High Court's intervention on Monday asking suppliers not to divert stocks to other states. The Delhi government, for instance, had told the court earlier that Inox, the main vendor for the state's hospitals, was moving its quota to Uttar Pradesh instead. It had also told the court that the Yogi Adityanath government was even blocking supplies coming in to Delhi from plants based there.
 
The Centre, meanwhile, had assured all support to the city government with the galloping COVID-19 cases pushing its health system to the brink.

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