8 COVID-19 patients die at Delhi hospital due to oxygen shortage

Mass cremation of COVID-19 victims being performed, at Swarn Rekha Ghat cremations amid a surge in Coronavirus cases, in Ranchi on Thursday, April 29, 2021. [ANI]

Eight COVID-19 patients, including the HOD of gastroenterology department, of Batra Hospital here died due to oxygen shortage, officials said on Saturday.

We are trying to revive five other critical patients, said Dr S C L Gupta.

Hospitals across the national capital had sent out SOS messages last week about depleting supplies of oxygen.

The Delhi government has maintained that the city is not getting its allocated quantity of the life-saving gas.