New Delhi: An oxygen tanker reached Sir Ganga Ram hospital soon after the healthcare facility sent an SOS call to the Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government. Notably, the hospital had said that 25 patients have died at the healthcare facility in the last 24 hours and it had oxygen for only two more hours. “25 sickest patients have died in the last 24 hours at the hospital. Oxygen will last another 2 hours. Ventilators and Bipap not working effectively. Need Oxygen to be airlifted urgently. Lives of another 60 sickest patients in peril”,  the director of the hospital had said.Also Read - Yasin Malik's Life In Prison: Jail No 7 Inmate To Be Kept Under Maximum Security

As per the reports, Ganga Ram hospital, one of Delhi’s top private hospitals, is treating more than 500 Covid patients. Also Read - Fourth COVID Wave In India Due To Cases Of Omicron BA.4, BA.5 Variants? Govt Panel Chief Reveals Details

Yesterday, several hospitals in the capital city struggled to replenish the oxygen supply for coronavirus patients. They requested the government to transfer the patients to other healthcare facilities. Also Read - Frustrated Over Husband's Multiple Sexual Relationships, Delhi Woman Gives 'Supari' to Contract Killer For His Murder

In a letter to Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia flagged that six private hospitals had exhausted their oxygen supply by Thursday evening. These include Rathi Hospital, Santom Hospital, Saroj Super Specialty Hospital, Shanti Mukund, Tirath Ram Shah Hospital and UK Nursing Home.

Sisodia alleged the Uttar Pradesh and Haryana police were blocking oxygen transport to the national capital. He had urged the Centre to ensure normal supply even if that meant taking the help of paramilitary forces. This ‘jungle raj’ has been going on for three days, he said referring to the alleged blocking of oxygen supply.

“Some hospitals in Delhi have run out of oxygen completely. They don’t have any option available. I have been receiving calls, messages, e-mails. We have been making internal, makeshift arrangements, but this cannot continue for long,” he said.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said the Delhi government is making efforts to airlift its enhanced quota of oxygen supply from Odisha. He also urged the Centre and the Haryana government to facilitate the “smooth passage” of vehicles carrying medical oxygen to Delhi.