Al-Shifa Hospital to have its own Rs 80 lakh oxygen plant


Al-Shifa Hospital to have its own Rs 80 lakh oxygen plant

Abul Fazal Enclave-based Al-Shifa Hospital is to have its own oxygen plant soon, according to a reliable source. However, when asked about the deadline, the source didn’t give any fix time saying the plants going to cost the hospital Rs 80 lakh.

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After the second wave and Delhi feeling the heat following oxygen crisis which was also accepted by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, reports surfaced that many hospitals have decided to have their own oxygen plants on their campuses.

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Very recently the hospital was criticised on the social media after it didn’t admit a patient. A journalist close to the organisation wrote a scathing post about the Hospital and Jamaat-E-Islami (Hind) whose organistion (Human Welfare Foundation) runs it. However, the hospital in its defence said it is working beyond its capacity and no beds are left for a new patient.

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It was in 2011 when the hospital started operation and since then it has added several new facilities over the years. Construction of two floors completed in last one year and interior work still going on.

But many locals strongly feel that the hospital should expand more so that at time of calamity it serves the community well.

Dr Mohammed Javed, hospital’s medical superintendent, told the OT over phone, that staffers and doctors are working day and night to make sure that patients get hassle free service. Also, he said he has been visiting places and coordinating with providers so that the hospital doesn’t run short of oxygen supply.

A video of which was even uploaded by the OT.

“The good thing in the last few days has been appointment of nodal officer by the Delhi government following which one has been saved from standing for long hours to get oxygen,” said Dr Javed.

Very recently the hospital got approval by the Delhi Health Department to take in 49 Covid patients, he said.