Coronavirus, Delhi Oxygen Crisis: Got Only 44% Of Allotted Supply: Delhi Government's Oxygen Bulletin
Delhi on Monday received only 44 per cent, or 433 metric tonnes, of its required daily oxygen supply, according to a bulletin issued by the state government this evening.
The national capital - battling an oxygen shortage triggered by the second Covid wave - had requested 976 MT per day to maintain a regular supply to dozens of private and state-run hospitals in the city.
The 44 per cent shortfall was on a day the centre - which has claimed responsibility for managing oxygen supply during this crisis - was warned by the Supreme Court to correct the deficit to Delhi by midnight. And that was a day after a similar warning to the centre from the Delhi High Court.
According to the Delhi government bulletin, the average daily supply of oxygen is 393 MT. This is despite the centre having raised the daily supply quota to 590 MT.
The average daily consumption in Delhi is 976 MT.
On Monday more than 40 hospitals - with over 7,000 beds between them - had sent out SOS messages over falling oxygen reserves, and the subsequent threat to patients' lives.