Chandigarh: The Fortis Hospital on Thursday informed that the oxygen tanker has been dispatched and likely to reach the hospital soon, after an SOS call was made over the shortage of oxygen supply. The hospital also informed that, in the meantime, they are managing with backup cylinders with help from Gurgaon authorities. “We are informed that the tanker has been dispatched and hope it reaches us soon. Meanwhile, we are managing with backup cylinders with help from #Gurgaon authorities,” Fortis tweeted. Also Read - Breaking News LIVE: 4 Dead, 2 Injured as Wall Collapses After Cylinder Explosion in Andhra Pradesh

Earlier, the Fortis hospital reported a severe shortage of oxygen supply. The hospital authorities took to Twitter and wrote, “Fortis Hospital in #Haryana has only 45 minutes of oxygen left. Requesting @ashokgehlot51, @rajnathsingh, @PiyushGoyalOffc, @mlkhattar and @AmitShah to act immediately and help us to save patients’ lives.” In a series of tweets, the Fortis Hospital also urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to intervene. Also Read - Delhi Witnesses Marginal Dip in Covid Numbers, Registers 403 Fresh Cases; Positivity Rate Stands At 1.76%

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The renowned private hospital said that they are left with only 45 minutes of oxygen. “This is an #SOS call from Fortis to allow oxygen tanker from Bhiwadi to reach our hospital #ASAP,” the hospital authorities further added.

Meanwhile, in Delhi, several hospitals, including the Rajiv Gandhi Super Specialty Hospital, stand to run out of oxygen supply in a few hours at a time when they have hundreds of Covid-19 patients who are in dire need of oxygen.

Earlier, the Centre had increased the oxygen quota of the national capital, despite which several hospitals in the city are still crying for immediate oxygen supply.  On Thursday morning, the Mata Chanan Devi Hospital in Janakpuri reported a severe oxygen crisis and said they have exhausted their stocks in the morning. There are over 200 patients admitted at the hospital, who were in need of oxygen.