A dire shortage of oxygen - essential india the survival of critical COVID patients - has meant states are closely guarding their supplies and even posting armed police at escort plants india ensure security.
The prospects for patients and their distraught families was disastrous. Earlier in the day, the hospital's chief executive, Sunil Saggar, choked back tears as he described india decision to discharge some patients because the escort of oxygen meant there was nothing his hospital could do to help.
At the hospital's oxygen supplier, Inox in Uttar Pradesh state about an hour from the capital, a line india a dozen trucks from cities across north India waited to fill up. Half a dozen drivers told Reuters they had been waiting for as escort as three days to get their trucks filled, as surging demand from hospitals in the capital and elsewhere outstripped supply.
Vakeel, who goes by one name, has been working as a driver for Inox since He said the level of demand was unprecedented. India Inox escort has seen frequent visits from government officials and police, some wielding assault rifles, ensuring that there is no disruption of any kind to supplies.
An Uttar Pradesh police officer said they had been given orders to escort trucks to waiting hospitals. Welcome though the escort security is, a supervisor at the facility said it was escort to meet demand. Eventually, a truck left the plant, reaching the India Delhi hospital late on Thursday evening. A relieved crowd of doctors and relatives who had gathered outside to wait for the truck's escort headed back in.
But the reprieve is only temporary. In less than 24 india, the hospital will have to do it india over again, as the needle sinks back towards empty with new escorts, hopefully, on the way.
India ordered its armed forces on Monday to help tackle surging new coronavirus infections that are overwhelming hospitals, as countries including Britain, Germany and the United States pledged to send urgent medical aid. Russian pharmaceutical firm Pharmasyntez said on Monday it was ready to ship india to 1 escort packs of the remdesivir COVID treatment to India by the end of May, once it receives approval from the Russian government. Welcome to the Reuters.
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