Amid steep surge in COVID-19 cases, oxygen supply is proving to be a matter of concern in hospitals Nashik. The hospitals struggle to meet demand. Country's worst-hit state, Maharashtra reported over 58,000 fresh COVID-19 cases on April 14. The state has begun 15-day curfew from yesterday to curb the spread of the virus. "Only when the oxygen supply is increased we'll be able to admit more patients. We need 50 cylinders daily but we're getting only 30 cylinders," said Dr.Yogesh More, Uma Hospital.
Family members of COVID-19 patients protested outside District collector office by sitting on road demanding supply of Remdesivir injection for the patients. The shortage of Remdesivir injection has created panic among the family members of the COVID-19 patients. "My father is hospitalised for last 6 days, his medications haven't begun completely. He's in ICU. I've looked for Remdesivir in all cities," said a family member. "Hospitals are saying we are not responsible for patient's condition otherwise they have to go on ventilators. So, arrange the injection from outside. We are not getting the injection as the black marketing for the injection is going on. The helpline number provided by the administration for Remdesivir injection supply either does not connect or they end up providing some other helpline numbers, all are fake," said another family member.
Former Chief Minister Kamal Nath berated Madhya Pradesh Government over its management of COVID-19 in the state. "It is in today's newspapers. Records of crematoriums tell everything. They are just misleading everyone to hide their failure. It's a murder. State is reporting 9,000 cases every day. This is when testing is limited," said Kamal Nath.
Officials from the civic body also said that they will not deactivate any COVID-19 infrastructure such as quarantine centres, dedicated Covid-19 hospitals, jumbo... Mid-Day Also reported by •IndiaTimes