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When Delhi Gasps for Oxygen, Not All Hospitals Are Equally Affected

Science | 11/05/2021 12:37 PM | Click to read full article

The Delhi government’s COVID-19 beds portal now provides information on oxygen beds at the city’s hospitals. It displays the most recent data provided by nodal officers at each hospital. There are currently around 180 hospitals in Delhi, across which nearly 20,000 oxygen beds have been allocated for COVID-19 patients.

Strikingly, the median number of hours for which hospitals had oxygen supply left was lowest among Delhi government hospitals – at 8 hours – and highest among Central government hospitals – at 14.5 hours. The difference in averages was starker.