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GoI, this is on you: Rahul Gandhi says Oxygen & ICU bed shortage causing deaths

New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, in his yet another attack on the centre over Covid management crisis, said that many deaths have been caused due to shortage of Oxygen and ICU beds.

Stating that the shortage of ICU beds and Oxygen has led to many deaths, Gandhi said that the government of India is to be blamed for this.  “Corona can cause a fall in oxygen level but it’s #OxygenShortage & lack of ICU beds which is causing many deaths. GOI, this is on you,” he said in a tweet. 

The Country is facing acute oxygen shortage with social media full of people urging for oxygen for ill patients oxygen. Delhi, one of the worst affected cities by the pandemic, is witnessing shortage of oxygen and around 25 Covid-19 patients have died in the last 24 hours in Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, the hospital authority said on Friday.

Sir Ganga Ram Hospital on Thursday evening raised an alarm for immediate need of oxygen supply as over 140 critical patients admitted in the hospitals were on ventilators and on oxygen support. However the reports say that hospital has got oxygen supply now.

With Delhi Government’s efforts, the hospitals received oxygen supply late on Thursday night (at 1 a.m.), however, the hospitals said it received only two MT of oxygen which will last merely for the next few hours.

“Ventilators and Bipap are not working effectively. Resorting to manual ventilation in ICUs and ED. Major Major crisis likely. Life of another 60 sickest patients at risk. Need urgent intervention,” said Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, in a statement early morning on Friday.

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Delhi reported 26,169 fresh Covid-19 cases and 306 deaths in 24 hours on Thursday. The positivity rate is 36.24 per cent and there are more than 90,000 active cases in the city.

Meanwhile, Rahul Gandhi is currently in isolation after he tested positive for coronavirus earlier this week. 

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