Pune: City hospitals are facing oxygen crisis, says Congress Leader Aba Bagul

Sakal Times News Desk
Monday, 7 September 2020

Congress leader Aba Bagul has stated that hospitals are facing oxygen cisis, use oxygen supplied to industries

Pune: Pune, the coronavirus capital of India is nearing two lakh case mark. Although a number of preventive measures are being taken by the Maharashtra state government and the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) to curtail the spread of the virus, the graph is not settling its curve in the city.

In this situation, the supply of oxygen, the formation of mobile teams of doctors in the city, treatment of patients with mild symptoms at home and admission of outpatients and relatives through the nine corridors of the city should be admitted to the nearest hospital. The Pune Congress party group leader Aba Bagul has raised the issue and has written a letter to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.

He said, “The patients admitted in various hospitals in city are in dire need of oxygen while their health is deteriorating. However, the growing number of corona patients and inadequate oxygen supply are feared to lead to very serious conditions. Keeping this in mind, it has become necessary to immediately cut off the supply of industrial oxygen and provide such oxygen to hospitals as this is priority. The supply of industrial oxygen to Pune and its localities should be stopped and it should be made mandatory to use the entire supply of oxygen for corona patients.”

“In many hospitals in the city, patients face many problems and are discharged as the hospital does not have adequate facilities, Patients are denied treatment and management is relieved of their responsibilities. As a result, citizens are running away and are being victimised. To inspect all this, six mobile teams of doctors should be formed in six constituencies of the city and municipal officials should be appointed along with them. In this way, having a mobile team of doctors in the city will have a positive effect on the hospital and will help in reducing the death rate in the city,” he informs.

Aba Bagul pointed in his letter sent to CM Thackeray, “Basic facilities are proving short in the city. However, patients from Lonavala, Khandala, Satara, Sangli, Kolhapur and Ahmednagar are seen coming to Pune for treatment. They are accompanied by their relatives and friends. Unfortunately, these corona-infected patients are not tested at the Pune border when they come to Pune for admission to the hospital.”


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