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Army's Base hospital in Delhi face oxygen shortage

The Base hospital was recently designated as a COVID-19 facility

Workers fill cylinders with medical oxygen at a plant in Prayagraj as coronavirus cases surge across the country | PTI (File) Representational image | PTI

The Indian Army's Base hospital in Delhi is facing shortage of medical oxygen following a substantial cut in its supply by the Delhi government, military sources said.

The authorities in the hospital said though there was no immediate shortage of oxygen, the cut in the daily quota may result in serious difficulties in treatment of COVID-19 patients at the facility.

The Base hospital, with a capacity of 450 beds, was recently designated as a COVID-19 facility.

The sources said the issue of shortage of oxygen at the hospital has been taken up with authorities concerned in the defence ministry and steps are being taken to augment supplies.

One of the sources said that the cut in oxygen supply was around 50 per cent of what the hospital was getting earlier.

"There is no need to panic as the hospital was trying to bridge the gap in oxygen supply," said a source.

Hospitals across the national capital are facing acute shortage of medical oxygen due to a sudden spike in COVID-19 cases.

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