The man pleaded desperately outside the Delhi Covid hospital

LNJP Hospital is the largest hospital in the national capital for Covid treatment.

Highlights

  • LNJP Hospital is the largest hospital in Delhi for the treatment of Covid
  • Tearing images captured the agony of dozens of people
  • Delhi’s health infrastructure is burdened by increasing numbers of cases

New Delhi:

Despite repeated assurances from the government about medical oxygen, vaccines and hospital beds, patients with Covid and their families have received little relief as cases continue to rise. At Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Hospital (LNJP) in Delhi today, amid a huge pile of ambulance and private vehicle traffic, several patients – seeking urgent medical attention – were seen desperately awaiting hospitalization.

Tearing images captured the agony of dozens of people, with officials saying all hospital beds were occupied.

Ruby Khan, 30, was among those who had to go through battle. Her husband, Aslam Khan, rode her bicycle after three hospitals refused to admit her. Helpless and tired, Aslam begged the hospital staff: “My wife will die. Please admit it. “

“I’m ready to touch their feet. They keep saying, ‘There’s no bed.’ Aslam told NDTV outside the hospital. He couldn’t stop crying.

LNJP Hospital is the largest hospital in the national capital for Covid treatment.

Some people waiting outside said that their family members had given negative results for Covid earlier, however they are experiencing shortness of breath and their oxygen level has dropped.

After Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal called for the center’s assistance, the desperate oxygen crisis in Delhi was the subject of a marathon hearing at the High Court on Wednesday.

Asking the government to provide oxygen for those who need it, the High Court noted: “Ask, borrow, steal … it’s your job.”

As India has witnessed a frightening increase in Covid cases every day, the Supreme Court today called for a “national plan” on the supply of oxygen, essential medicines and the vaccination method at the center. “We want to see the national plan on this issue,” said India’s Chief Justice SA Bobde.

Delhi has so far recorded 9.3 lakh cases; over 24,000 cases were registered yesterday.

India has recorded more than 2 lakh infections every day since April 15th. This morning, the country recorded 3.14 lakh fresh infections in the largest daily increase in the world.

Today, Arvind Kejriwal, in a televised briefing, said: “The center increased its oxygen quota yesterday. We need more supply, but we are grateful. I am very sure that if we fight together with Covid, we will succeed.”

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