Shija's oxygen stock depletes
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, May 08 2010: Shija Hospitals and Research Institute has stopped admission of new emergency cases with immediate effect, informed its Managing Director Dr Kh Palin today.

Speaking in a press conference held at the hospital in this regard, Dr Kh Palin said that owing to the economic blockade currently clamped at the two National Highways, oxygen stock in the hospital has depleted low and would last for only two weeks.

Dr Pailn added that the hospital has 18 Intensive Care Units (ICUs), out of which seven ICUs have ventilation facility.

Informing that the hospital now has only 90 D-type oxygen cylinders and 110 B-type cylinders in its stock, he added it would be kept for the patients who had admitted earlier in the hospital.

The Managing Director added that 30 cylinders of oxygen are consumed everyday in emergency cases and ICUs in the hospital.

Saying that oxygen is required for the patients admitted with head injury, strokes, thoracic, heart attack, septicemia, polytrauma and GI bleeding cases, Dr Palin urged the agitating bodies and State Government to bring an amicable solution so that the blockade may be suspended at the earliest.

Informing that the hospital has also suspended ambulance service due to unavailability of fuel, Dr Kh Palin pleaded the general public to bear with the inconvenience.

It may be mentioned that RIMS has already announced suspension of routine operations from May 10 due to deflation of oxygen stock.