New Delhi: After restricting admissions to its emergency department for an hour, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in the national capital resumed admitting patients on Saturday evening.Also Read - AIIMS Delhi Hikes Charge For Private Wards, Abolishes User Charges For Tests. Details Here

The AIIMS said in a statement that admissions to its emergency department were restricted for an hour as the oxygen pipelines were being reorganised due to the increased requirement of the life-saving gas for Covid-19 patients. Also Read - AIIMS In Karnataka: What We Know So Far

“Currently, around 100 coronavirus infected patients are already receiving treatment at the Emergency. This is in addition to more than 800 patients who are already admitted to the various centres of AIIMS,” the hospital said in the statement. Also Read - AIIMS Bhopal Group A Recruitment 2022: Apply For 100 Faculty Posts at

It further stated that admissions are open and the emergency department is functional now.

Meanwhile, several hospitals in the city on Saturday continued to send out SOS calls reporting shortage of oxygen, seeking help from the authorities to ensure supply.

Sir Ganga Ram Hospital (SGRH), Batra Hospital, Jaipur Golden Hospital, Fortis Shalimar Bagh, Mata Chanan Devi, Metro Hospital Preet Vihar and Saroj Hospital made SOS calls about shortage of oxygen.

The authorities ensured partial supply of oxygen at SGRH, Batra and some other hospitals.