COVID-19 cases are increasing in Pune every passing day, but Private hospitals are facing problems in treating patients due to shortage of oxygen supply and Remdesivir injections.
Currently, there are hardly any ventilator beds available in the city hospitals as the flow of patients has been increasing. Due to shortage of Remdesivir, relatives of patients have taken to the streets as the district is not getting the supply of Remedesivir. Relatives have blocked Bundgarden Chowk and are now protesting in front of the Collector's Office. Relatives are devastated by the lack of the medicine which could save lives of their loved ones.
Relatives of patients are angered as the government and administration are not supplying Remdesivir. Many of them complained about getting injections in the black market.
Geeta Goyal, whose husband is covid positive and needs Remdesivir said,"I am roaming since four days for the injection but didn't get it anywhere".
Dr Mukund Penurkar, Director of Sanjeevan Hospital said that he has to either refuse admission to patients in need of oxygen supply or send them to other hospitals where it is available.
"Ventilator beds are a major problem as there is already a shortage of ventilator beds across the city. Not only that even the Remdesivir injection which is one of the medicine we are using to cure the patient was also not available at many places. These things have to be streamlined as every hospital including ours have increased bed capacity for COVID patient treatment and we are all prepared to treat them well if provided these things on time" he added.