Chennai: The fast unfold of the brand new pressure of coronavirus is affecting an enormous variety of folks within the nation claiming extra lives daily and the oxygen disaster has worsened the state of affairs with an growing demise toll.
Tamil Nadu together with Delhi, and Karnataka are the states most affected by second wave of Covid-19, which has resulted in extreme scarcity of oxygen throughout the nation. The shortage has left ailing Corona sufferers to endure with out oxygen beds.
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The whole variety of COVID -19 beds with oxygen facility in Tamil Nadu as marked on Tuesday have been 33,272 out of which solely 3,335 beds are stated to be vacant. There are mere 509 ICU beds obtainable out of 8,325. Even there’s additionally a paucity of regular beds as 8,022 beds out of 26,536 are accessible.
Out of the entire 2,323 oxygen beds in 5 Medical College Hospitals in Chennai, solely 2 beds can be found. Check particulars under:
Oxygen beds – 1/198
ICU with Oxygen beds – 0/102
Normal beds – 21/ 250
Oxygen beds – 0/170
ICU oxygen beds – 0/130
Normal beds – 11/200
Rajiv Gandhi Hospital
Oxygen beds – 0/845
ICU with oxygen beds – 0/385
Normal beds – 62/ 388
Oxygen beds – 0/437
ICU with oxygen beds – 0/190
Normal beds – 12/100
Oxygen beds – 1/800
ICU with oxygen beds – 0/150
Normal beds – 51 / 1450
The scarcity of beds in neighboring districts is forcing folks to maneuver to Chennai. Thus, the ambulances are stranded right here. Coimbatore, Cuddalore, Dharmapuri, Kallakurichi, Chengalpattu, Kanchipuram, and Ranipettai districts are going through the unavailability of oxygen beds.
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No mattress is vacant in different districts like Salem, Thenkasi, Theni, Tirupattur, Thiruvarur, Villupuram, and Thiruvannamalai. ICU beds are reportedly obtainable solely in Kanyakumari, Pudukottai, Ramanathapuram, Thoothukudi, and Virudhunagar districts.
Earlier, it was reported that 13 sufferers had died as a consequence of lack of oxygen at Nellai Government Medical College Hospital. Following this, the distribution of oxygen produced on the Sterlite plant in Thoothukudi began as we speak and oxygen was despatched to the hospital from the plant.