Delhi government has decided to provide oxygen facility at all beds in COVID dedicated hospitals in wake of rising mortality and allegation of mismanagement of the patients.
Delhi government has authorised the hospitals to purchase the necessary equipments Against DSHM funds.
The order issued by Delhi government said, “It has been observed that there has been a surge in the number of positive cases of COVID-19 in last one week in Delhi, resulting in additional demand of ICU beds and beds with Oxygen facility.”
“In the view of above, it is decided to make oxygen facility available on all hospital beds available in designated COVID Hospitals of Government of NCT of Delhi. Medical Directors/Directors of all designated COVID Hospitals of Government of NCT of Delhi are directed to arrange oxygen supply at all Hospital Beds where piped oxygen supply is not available through oxygen concentrators or oxygen cylinders. The necessary equipment may be procured by the Hospitals and same may be charged against DSHM Covid fund,” it further said.
The government data shows that 984 people have died due to COVID-19 till now in Delhi but the opposition has alleged that number of deaths have crossed 2,000.