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12 patients including doctor die due to oxygen shortage at Batra Hospital in New Delhi

1/05/2021 at 10:12 PM

New Delhi, May 1: As many as 12 patients including a doctor died here at Batra Hospital due to shortage of oxygen in New Delhi today, reported PTI.

As per the the report, a doctor of the same hospital said that that they could not save them even after giving their best. They have been demanding oxygen to the government but the government did not provide them adequate quantity.

The Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal took twitter to express his sorrow over the incident.

“Their lives could have been saved… by giving oxygen, Delhi should be given its quota [of oxygen, so] such deaths are not seen anymore. Delhi required 976 tonnes and yesterday only 312 was given. How can Delhi breathe? “he tweeted in Hindi.

Meanwhile, Delhi High Court on Saturday warned the Centre of contempt action, if the required 490 MT of oxygen is not supplied to Delhi today.

The court also took notice of deaths in Batra Hospital due to lack of oxygen supply and told the government “enough is enough” and it “mean business” right now by asking them to provide the required quota of oxygen.

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