COVID-19: Two brothers die on same day after hospital asks family to get oxygen

By Lokmat English Desk | Published: April 22, 2021 10:57 AM2021-04-22T10:57:59+5:302021-04-22T11:04:48+5:30

Hospitals in Noida and Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh, that are at short distance from the capital Delhi, are facing ...

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COVID-19: Two brothers die on same day after hospital asks family to get oxygen

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Hospitals in Noida and Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh, that are at short distance from the capital Delhi, are facing complaints of shortage of oxygen. The local administration claims the situation is under control. But an unfortunate incident has taken place at Covid Center in Baraula, Noida where two brothers died due to lack of oxygen.

On April 17, Sunil Gehlot, who runs a printing press, and Natwar Gehlot, a lawyer, had complained about difficulty in breathing. Their oxygen levels had dropped below 90. But without a Covid test report, hospitals refused to take them in. Both were then admitted to Navin Hospital, Alpha 2 for treatment.

Nitin, a relative of Natwar, said the hospital administration asked them to arrange for oxygen for them. After several attempts, tha family managed to bring 10 kg cylinders and handed it over to the hospital on Sunday. On Monday night, their health suddenly deteriorated. Sunil died around 8pm that day and his younger brother at 4am on Tuesday on a ventilator bed.

At least 12 hospitals in both cities reported oxygen shortage on Wednesday again. The situation was particularly worse at a government hospital in Sector 39 of Noida, which asked for the supply twice on Wednesday.

At least 12 hospitals in Ghaziabad and Noida reported oxygen shortage on Wednesday. The condition of government hospital in Noida Sector 39 is critical. Bharadwaj Hospital in Sector 29, Sharma in Greater Noida and Promhex Hospital also reported oxygen shortage. In Ghaziabad, a recently acquired Covid facility said on Wednesday afternoon that it had only six hours’ oxygen supply left.

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