Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday thanked the Centre for raising the city’s oxygen quota. Addressing the media on the prevailing state of affairs within the nationwide capital, Kejriwal mentioned that the Centre has helped the federal government within the final two-three days and guaranteed clean provide of oxygen.
“Delhi is facing Oxygen crisis for past few days. Centre fixes Oxygen quota for all states. As per Delhi government’s estimate, the city needs 700 tons/day, Centre had fixed it to 378 tons earlier and increased it to 480 tons yesterday. We need more but we’re thankful to them for this,” he mentioned.
Kejriwal mentioned that the town authorities has taken a number of steps to extend the medical infrastructure within the metropolis within the final two days and it will likely be elevated within the coming days.
Several personal and authorities hospitals within the nationwide capital are working low on medical oxygen for COVID-19 sufferers. Although the Centre raised the nationwide capital’s oxygen quota from 378 metric tonnes to 480 metric tonnes on Wednesday, a number of hospitals are struggling to replenish oxygen provide. While some large healthcare services obtained recent inventory in a single day, small hospitals have been grappling with a scarcity of oxygen provide amid spiralling COVID-19 cases.
According to the Delhi authorities’s assertion, on Monday and Tuesday, round 240 MT and 365 MT of oxygen was equipped to Delhi in opposition to the requirement of 700 MT per day. Since Delhi doesn’t have its personal supply of oxygen, the capital’s provide comes from Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.
The assertion added that with the alarming surge within the variety of Covid cases within the nationwide capital, if the oxygen quota will get depleted in hospitals, Delhi will stare at a disaster.
It added that the Delhi authorities has repeatedly appealed to the Centre to extend its oxygen quota and has additionally knowledgeable it that the suppliers are dealing with obstructions from district authorities of neighbouring states like Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.
Delhi recorded 24,638 recent COVID-19 cases and 249 deaths as a result of viral illness on Wednesday whereas the positivity fee stood at 31.28 per cent, that means nearly each third pattern examined constructive, amid a rising clamour for oxygen and hospital beds within the metropolis.