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 No Lack of Oxygen Now at Covid Centre in South Delhi: ITBP
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Oxygen supply at the 500-oxygenated bed Covid care centre in south Delhi has been “normalised" and there is no lack of the life-saving gas for patients there, the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) said on Friday. This for the first time that a comforting development of adequate oxygen supply has been reported from the facility since it was opened about two weeks ago on April 26.

Official sources said while the full sanctioned 6.55 metric tonnes of medical oxygen for the centre was yet to be received, improvisations are being done by deploying some oxygen concentrators and sending oxygen cylinders on a truck to refill them from a BHEL plant situated about 230 kilometres away in Uttarakhand’s Haridwar district. This Delhi government facility, called the Sardar Patel Covid care centre (SPCCC), is located in the Radha Soami Beas campus in south Delhi’s Chhattarpur area and the medical wing and doctors of the border guarding force have been entrusted by the Union government to run it.

Oxygen supply at the centre has been normalised and there is no lack of oxygen for the patients admitted at the centre. “Adequate medicines are being provided by the district administration to the centre for the admitted patients," ITBP spokesperson Vivek Kumar Pandey said.

The facility till now has been under-utilised as it was not able to admit patients to its full capacity even as the ITBP had issued a statement last week saying that it was facing shortage of medical oxygen and the “Delhi government has been requested to increase oxygen supply so that admissions are increased." At least 400 patients are admitted to the SPCCC at present, Pandey said. Till now, over 918 admissions have been made at the centre. “There are instances when many patients whose oxygen level (saturation) was as low as 60 but after they were provided the much-needed care, many of them have improved to the level of 80-90 saturation level," he said.

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