Oxygen stock depleting in Hospitals
Source: Hueiyen News Service / Newmai News Network
Imphal, November 12 2011:
The two major hospitals in Manipur have suspended normal surgical works since for the last three days as stock of oxygen in the hospitals has become alarmingly low due to the ongoing economic blockade along National Highways 37 and NH-39, sources from the two hospitals said today.
The Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS) and Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) hospitals have limited stock of oxygen and the stock has been kept for extreme emergency use only, the sources said and added that even some medicines prescribed for diabetes, blood pressure, etc.
for daily use are not found openly in the markets.
The biggest private hospital in the state, Shija is also reportedly faces oxygen stock depletion though the hospital is continuing normal operations.
But, how long the stock will last is not certain, sources from the hospital said.