New Delhi: As many as eight COVID-19 patients, including a doctor, undergoing treatment at Batra Hospital in Delhi died after the medical facility ran out of oxygen on Saturday afternoon.
All the deceased were admitted to the hospital’s ICU.
Hospital officials told the Delhi High Court, which is holding daily hearings into the oxygen crisis in the national capital, they ran out of oxygen around 12.45 pm, NDTV reported. “Re-supply tankers came at 1.30 pm. We were out of oxygen for 1 hour and 20 minutes,” the report quoted the hospital as telling the court.
“We hope no lives were lost,” the court responded, to which the hospital said, “We have… including one of our own… one doctor.”
This is the second time in one week that Batra Hospital ran out of medical oxygen. On April 24, the hospital received a last-minute re-supply that arrived minutes after its supply ran out.