CM Arvind Kejriwal (Photo Credit: File)
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal himself has taken the lead to overcome the shortage of oxygen in Delhi. On his directions, 48 oxygen plants are being set up in Delhi which will help overcome the lack of oxygen to a great extent.
A new oxygen plant has been built at Satyavadi Raja Harishchandra Hospital which plant has a production capacity of 330 liters of oxygen per day and can fill 50-60 cylinders. If taken directly through the pipeline, 33 patients can be sustained on it for 24 hours. The hospital consists of 200 beds; out of this even if 33 patients get oxygen, it will go a long way in helping the hospital.
48 oxygen plants are being set up in Delhi
To overcome the lack of oxygen, 48 such plants are being set up at different places all over Delhi. If the city gets a sufficient amount of oxygen, then all the hospitals will function to their full capacity. The Delhi government is importing 21 oxygen plants from France and the rest are from within the country. These plants, though small, will provide great help.
Lack of oxygen leading to a shortage of beds
Satyavadi Raja Harishchand Hospital has 200 beds but is unable to admit patients on 40 to 50 beds because of the lack of oxygen. If a sufficient amount of oxygen is received, then 40 beds can be prepared immediately in the hospital. Many hospitals have similarly reduced their beds and are unable to increase them due to the shortage of oxygen. If the oxygen in sufficient quantity is received, then the hospitals in Delhi will work to their full capacity. Many hospitals can work beyond their capacity and can also add 50 to 100 extra beds in their hospitals. In this time of the pandemic, the number of beds needs to be increased as much as possible.