Pune hospitals run short on oxygen as COVID ravages the city

Pune (Maharashtra), Apr 19 (ANI): With the second wave of COVID-19 ravaging Maharashtra, the worst-hit state, Pune city of the state is witnessing an overload on its health infrastructure. Pune has more than 1.20 lakh active cases with city witnessing over 10,000 fresh infections every day. Hospitals in the city are facing shortage of oxygen and anti-viral drug remdesivir. "Oxygen consumption is 9 tons per day now. In the 1st wave, it was 6 tons. There's shortage of supply. Remdesivir supply is also short for some days,” said Executive Director of Noble Hospital.