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Delhi goes from Covaxin to no vaccine
Wed, May 12, 2021

Vaccination centres for those in the 18-44 age group being run by the Delhi government and administering Covaxin will be shut as the city has run out of stocks for the vaccine manufactured by Bharat Biotech, Aam Aadmi Party MLA Atishi said Tuesday.

1 in 7 hospital staff infected with Covid-19 after vaccination: small study
Tue, May 11, 2021

People who get infected with Covid-19 even after getting a vaccine shot are known as “breakthrough cases”, implying that the infection has broken through the protection provided by the vaccine.

No vaccine stock at several Delhi hospitals, those awaiting second Covid-19 dose left in the lurch
Tue, May 11, 2021

With the Covid vaccination drive now open for those aged 18 and above, some over 45 who had got their first shot a month ago have said they are struggling to find slots for the second dose, particularly Covishield.

Update bed availability every two hours: Delhi government orders hospitals
Fri, May 07, 2021

The order was issued after there was a delay by the hospitals in updating the app, causing trouble to the patients.

41 Delhi hospitals with 7,000 patients raise oxygen alarm in single day
Tue, May 04, 2021

With most Covid patients depending on oxygen therapy, the need for an uninterrupted oxygen supply has increased in hospitals.

Hospitals across Delhi say having to cope with less oxygen than needed
Mon, May 03, 2021

The Indian Express spoke to four hospitals in the city that confirmed there has been a drop in the allocated oxygen supply.

Capital again: Senior doctor among 12 Covid patients dead as hospital runs out of oxygen
Sun, May 02, 2021

In the second such incident in the national capital this month, 12 Covid patients, including a senior doctor, died in Batra Hospital in South Delhi on Saturday after the private facility ran out of oxygen supply between 12.15 pm and 1.35 pm, doctors and officials said.

On list of dead, Batra hospital’s head of dept, an ‘ever-smiling’ doctor
Sun, May 02, 2021

With an experience of 33 years in this field, Dr Himthani joined Batra hospital when the administration was planning to start the department.

Delhi’s Batra hospital says 12 in ICU, including doctor, dead during oxygen shortage
Sat, May 01, 2021

The hospital raised an alarm on Saturday afternoon over depleting levels of oxygen supply. Around 12.30 pm, the hospital claimed it had run out of liquid medical oxygen supply.

Severe strain, stressed healthcare system may explain Covid death surge, says Guleria
Sat, May 01, 2021

AIIMS chief says second wave almost like rocket, stresses on need for localised lockdowns, asks people not to rush to hospitals in panic, advises against steroids in early stage of virus

Hospitals in Delhi on ‘beg and borrow mode’ as oxygen crisis continues
Mon, Apr 26, 2021

Jaipur Golden hospital in northwest Delhi, where recently 20 people had died due to low oxygen supply, has sent out a SOS alert on the social media about the depleting oxygen levels.

Delhi government appoints nodal officers to coordinate between oxygen suppliers, hospitals
Mon, Apr 26, 2021

On Sunday, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia requested hospitals in the city not to raise alarms unnecessarily over oxygen shortage and appealed to the media to verify claims before reporting.

‘Politics aside’: Youth Congress leader starts assistance campaign for patients, families
Sun, Apr 25, 2021

From arranging a Remdevisir injection to getting a hospital bed for a Covid-19 patient, Srinivas and a team of 1,000 volunteers in every state have been helping people who approach them since March.

Delhi hospitals panic: ‘If patient suffers, responsibility of relative, not ours’
Sun, Apr 25, 2021

On Saturday morning, two hospitals in Delhi — Saroj Super Speciality and Batra Hospital & Medical Research Centre — raised an alarm over their oxygen tanks running dry.

20 die in Delhi hospital’s Covid critical care unit, officials say dip in oxygen, move court
Sun, Apr 25, 2021

Hospital’s medical superintendent says: "A normal patient would have coped; those with high requirements couldn't cope with the deficiency."

Oxygen crisis: Hospitals in Delhi stop taking new patients, discharge some
Fri, Apr 23, 2021

Hospitals put out SOSes on social media platforms, restricted new admissions, and reduced the number of beds, as they fought the shortage of medical oxygen for patients sick with Covid-19.

Delhi hospitals seek oxygen for 4th day, 25 Covid patients die at Ganga Ram
Sat, Apr 24, 2021

Alarm bells rang ceaselessly as supply of oxygen to hospitals in the capital remained severely constrained for the fourth straight day on Friday.

For third day in a row, hospitals in Delhi scramble for oxygen
Fri, Apr 23, 2021

Around 28 hospitals, both Delhi government-run and private, raised an alarm over scarcity of oxygen supply as they struggled to manage patients with just oxygen cylinders.

Delhi: Many more hospitals raise alarm bells over shortage of oxygen supply
Thu, Apr 22, 2021

While many top private hospitals had spoken of depleting oxygen levels on Wednesday, the next line of hospitals with relatively lesser numbers of Covid-19 patients have now also started to face the heat.

Delhi hospitals send out SOS, say Haryana blocking oxygen supply
Thu, Apr 22, 2021

Top private hospitals in Delhi like Max, Fortis, Apollo, and Sir Ganga Ram reached out to the Delhi government regarding depleting oxygen supplies.

Capital out of breath: Panic at top hospitals over delayed oxygen supply, many flag issue to govt
Thu, Apr 22, 2021

The crisis began to unfold after many hospitals complained that Linde India Limited, which supplies oxygen to Delhi from its plant in Faridabad, has been stopped by the Haryana government from supplying outside the state.

Delhi: Late night oxygen refill at hospitals lets doctors and patients breathe easy
Wed, Apr 21, 2021

The shortage of oxygen was raised by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday. Calling it a "serious oxygen crisis", the CM urged the Centre to immediately provide oxygen to the city.

At Delhi’s Lok Nayak hospital, an unprecedented crisis
Wed, Apr 21, 2021

Desperation outside, perseverance inside — The Indian Express spends two days at the hospital which has been at the forefront of the capital’s fight against Covid

‘Some hospitals left with just few hours of oxygen’: Delhi CM asks for Centre’s help
Tue, Apr 20, 2021

According to sources in the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) all possible efforts are being made to smoothen the supply lines.

Delhi: Safdarjung hospital’s Anesthesia department to cancel elective surgeries due to oxygen shortage
Mon, Apr 19, 2021

If at all implemented, this will be the first hospital in Delhi to cancel elective surgeries owing to the shortage of oxygen in the hospital.