Gurugram's Fortis hospital has appealed to the central, Haryana and Rajasthan governments to allow one of its oxygen tankers, that was stopped at Bhiwadi.

With the second wave of Covid-19 gripping the country, the demand for oxygen has increased drastically due to shortness of breath, which is a major symptom among Covid positive patients.

The pandemic has also resulted in shortage of vaccines and beds in the country.

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Hospital's SOS call to centre

"This is an SOS call from Fortis to allow oxygen tanker from Bhiwadi to reach our hospital," Fortis said in a Twitter post on Thursday.

"Fortis Hospital in #Haryana has only 45 minutes of oxygen left. Requesting @ashokgehlot51, @rajnathsingh, @piyushoffc, @mlkhattar and @amitshah to act immediately and help us to save patients' lives," the statement added.

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"We are clarifying the situation and will soon release an official statement over the matter," Aniket, spokesperson of the Fortis hospital Gurugram said.

(With inputs from IANS)