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In last 24 hours 25 patients have died at Delhi’s Sir Ganga Ram Hospital and the hospital is facing acute shortage of oxygen, the director of the hospital said on Friday morning.

The director added that lives of another 60 sickest patients in the hospital was in peril.

“Oxygen will last another 2 hrs. Ventilators and Bipap not working effectively. Need Oxygen to be airlifted urgently. Lives of another 60 sickest patients in peril,” the director of the hospital said, ANI reported.

The announcement comes a day after Sir Ganga Ram Hospital sent an SOS to the Delhi government, saying there is only five hours of oxygen left at the facility, and requested that it be replenished urgently.

“At 8 pm, the oxygen in store at the hospital was for five hours for peripheral use till 1 am and less for high flow use. Need urgent oxygen supplies,” an official said on Thursday.