On May 15th, the Chief Minister of Delhi has announced starting of an oxygen concentrators banks for the Covid—19 patients. The oxygen concentrator banks have been set up across the districts, to overcome the shortage.
"From today, we are starting a very important service - we're setting up oxygen concentrator banks. In every district, there will be a bank with 200 oxygen concentrators. It has been seen that Covid patients often need to get admitted to ICUs when they're not given medical oxygen when needed. Sometimes patients even die. We have set up these banks to fulfil these gaps," Arvind Kejriwal said this afternoon in a televised briefing.
"If any patient - in home isolation - needs medical oxygen, our teams will be at their doorstep within two hours. One person - aware of the technical know-how- will be a part of the team to help the patient and their families," he added.
"Our doctors will be in touch with the patients till they recover so that if they need to be hospitalised, timely action can be taken," Mr Kejriwal said, underlining that any patient can dial up the helpline number - 1031- to get added to the list of patients isolated at their homes.
"However, our team will make sure that you're actually in need," the Chief Minister stressed.