Shortage of oxygen and ventilators in Haryana


Amid the increasing cases of the deadly Covid-19, a shortage of oxygen and beds is being reported across the state which indicates the horrible situation. The districts, particularly falling in the National Capital Region, continue to witness a lack of beds in the government as well private hospitals which is a matter of serious concern. The list includes Gurugram, Faridabad, and Sonipat along with other districts. Also, a shortage of oxygen was reported in Agroha ( Hisar) which led to the untimely death of women patients.

Taking on the BJP-JJP led government, Kumari Seleja, the state president of the Congress party said that it has been failed on all fronts as the government could not ensure the availability of medicine, oxygen along with ventilator and other life-saving drugs.

Regarding the same, Rajiv Arora, Additional Chief Secretary accepted the lack of beds in hospitals saying that Gurugram and Faridabad continue to face the problems as the new cases of the Covid- 19 are being reported at a large scale. The circumstances are more critical in private hospitals.

The new strain of the disease has entered Haryana which is a matter of serious concern as it is believed to be more fatal than what was reported last year in the first wave. According to the experts, it comes to light that delay in reports continues to exist and it emerges as a prominent factor for the spurt of cases. The experts of the health department opined that the new strain is very infectious and in case a person gets affected by it, then other family members are most like to be affected. The sources in the health department revealed that over 10 patients have been affected by the new strain.

“Haryana owns sufficient stock of medicine along with proper bed facilities in the hospitals across the state ensuring the safety of people,” said Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij. “Besides, there is no lack of oxygen which depicts our preparedness to tackle the disease,” he added. All government employees have been ordered to be present on duty for 24 hours. Crowding in lifts, staircases, corridors, common areas including refreshment kiosks and parking areas should be strictly avoided. Meetings have to be conducted through video conferencing. All employees of the age of 45 years and above are advised to get themselves vaccinated.