Eight Covid-19 patients died at Batra Hospital in Delhi on Saturday due to medical oxygen shortage. The hospital ran out of oxygen for the second time this week, around 12:30 p.m. Though an oxygen tanker reached the hospital around 1:35 p.m., eight, including Dr RK Himthani, the hospital's gastroenteritis head, were killed.
"We ran out of oxygen at 12.45 p.m. Supply came at 1.30. We were out of oxygen for 1 hour and 20 mins," the hospital told the Delhi High court.
The hospital has 327 patients, out of which 48 are in the critical care unit. It has been raising alarms since Saturday afternoon over depleting levels of oxygen supply.