May 11 2021 Following India, its neighbor Nepal has also recently experienced a shortage of oxygen supplies in hospitals. Local media said 12 patients died in two days at a hospital, most of them related to lack of oxygen.
Doctors at the hospital in Kerali county said the hospital’s oxygen supply was limited: “When our oxygen cylinders are taken away to replenish oxygen, patients are deprived of oxygen,” the Kathmandu Post reported Wednesday.
They are dying because the hospital has no oxygen supplies. It is reported that the hospital currently has 45 oxygen cylinders in use, and each patient needs an average of seven oxygen cylinders before recovering.
Health workers at the hospital also say they face further challenges in treating patients with Coronavirus because infected people do not seek immediate treatment and only go to the hospital when they are in critical condition, when extra oxygen is needed.
According to the hospital, about 10 Coronavirus patients have visited the hospital every day in the past few weeks. The hospital has only 15 beds and currently has 45 patients, almost all of whom need oxygen. “We don’t have enough beds, so we put patients in temporary beds on the floor, ” said the hospital director. ”