Noida: Chief Medical Officer Deepak Ohri on Monday said that in Gautam Buddh Nagar, doctors will not ask the relatives of the Covid-19 patients in private hospitals to arrange the oxygen and have to bear the onus of making such arrangements.
This comes in the wake of the shortage of medical oxygen in hospitals of Noida and Greater Noida, as per their claims. A lot of people are facing difficulties while arranging oxygen for Covid patients. However, Gautam Budh Nagar administration has claimed that it has made adequate amounts of oxygen and medicines available and is making further efforts in the same regard as the second wave of Corona has hit people hard.
In an order issued on Monday evening, the CMO stated, “All private doctors are being directed to not ask relative or attendant of any patient to procure oxygen cylinders because it leads to a problematic situation and causes trouble to everyone. Hence, it is being stopped with immediate effect,”.
According to Ohri, the responsibility of arranging oxygen lies on the shoulders of private hospitals and no inconvenience to be caused to the relatives and attendants of covid patients.
In a statement given to PTI, Ohri said, “The attendants of Covid-19 patients are already in trouble and some hospitals have asked them to arrange oxygen cylinders for which they run pillar to post and stand in queues for hours. This cannot be allowed to happen. Now the hospitals will have to ensure availability of oxygen for patients and they can use their own staff to fetch cylinders if need be,”
The Covid situation in Gautam Budh Nagar is very severe with 250 covid deaths and 7,982 active cases.