BMC extends helping hand as private hospital lacks oxygen

Mumbai: The incident of oxygen leakage in Nashik has alerted the BMC. Now the BMC officials have become alert. Recently, an official said that they are monitoring the oxygen problem. Talking to a website, BMC said, "The Mumbai Municipal Corporation administration is monitoring the supply of oxygen to hospitals in Mumbai. Immediate steps are being taken to inform the oxygen producers at the earliest in case of emergency.''

Earlier, BMC lost consciousness when an emergency message from a private hospital went viral. Recently, an alleged emergency message from HJ Ghatkopar Hindu Sabha Hospital was going viral on WhatsApp. Dr. Vaibhav Devgirkar, medical director of the hospital, has reportedly written: "Namaskar sir, we have only oxygen stock left till 6.30 pm. We have fifty patients who are on high flow of oxygen. 11 patients are on ventilator support. We have been trying oxygen since morning but are yet to get oxygen.''

Bjp leader Kirit Somaiya has also made a statement on the same issue. Recently, he has surrounded the Maharashtra government and said, "There was an oxygen crisis at Hindu Sabha Hospital, Ghatkopar this evening. Where only one hour of oxygen was left. Oxygen refilling was 8 hours late. The Government of Maharashtra should provide additional facilities for oxygen storage in such hospitals. Now on the same issue, BMC says, "As soon as they came to know that a private hospital had sought emergency help over the lack of oxygen, BMC rushed to help. BMC said that 60 people undergoing treatment in the hospital are safe."

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