In Vasai-Virar Municipal Corporation, there is a shortage of oxygen needed to treat covid patients. Three covid-19 patients have died at a hospital in Nalasopara due to lack of oxygen. Among the dead was a former corporator. Former mayor Rajiv Patil's statement on social media has created a stir in Vasai taluka.
As many as 5,792 corona patients have been admitted to various hospitals in Vasai-Virar Municipal Corporation till Sunday. Some of these patients are in dire need of oxygen due to low oxygen levels. But now, with the shortage of oxygen the patients would have to face issues.
JSW's oxygen refill station at Raigad supplies oxygen gas to Vasai-Virar Municipal Corporation. Galaxy and Speed are the two refill centers in Vasai taluka. This shortage has been created due to lack of transportation system to get this oxygen cylinders to Vasai.
At present, the Municipal Corporation has oxygen stock that will last for three hours, according to a message posted by former mayor Rajiv Patil on social media.
If oxygen is not available, corona patients may suffer and die, he said. He also said that three corona patients had died due to unavailability of oxygen since Monday morning at a well-known hospital in Nalasopara. Kisan Mama Bandangale, a former corporator of Bavia, also died due to lack of oxygen, he claimed.