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Apr 26, 2021
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Hospitals in India report acute oxygen deficiency for COVID-19 patients

The Indian government has published lists of hospitals experiencing oxygen deficiency, from which it follows that in some medical institutions it will last for a maximum of 5 hours, The Hindu newspaper reported. Delhi’s chief minister, Arvind Kejriwal, announced an “oxygen crisis” and appealed to the government for help, but there announced supply disruptions from other states that themselves need it.

“If we don’t get oxygen on time, many patients will die. At least 80% of patients depend on him, “- quoted by the newspaper of the chief physician of one of the hospitals in Delhi DS. Rana (DS Rana).

The authorities and health authorities also reported a shortage of beds in medical facilities. Thus, in one of the largest private hospitals in Delhi, 475 out of 485 beds are currently occupied. According to doctors, a similar situation is observed in almost all hospitals in the capital.

Against the background of a sharp increase in the incidence, problems arose with the correct keeping of records of cases and deaths from COVID-19. According to India Today, the number of deaths of patients cremated in the city of Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh far exceeds the figures in official records. If earlier 5-10 bodies were cremated daily, now the number has grown to 35-40. In four days, 187 cremations were performed here, while the government announced five deaths from the coronavirus.

According to the Johns Hopkins University tracker, to date, the number of coronavirus cases in India exceeds 3 million, more than 183.5 thousand patients have died. Over the past day, a record number of new cases was revealed in the country: 295,041, more than 2 thousand people died. These are the highest rates in the entire pandemic.


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