The Om Hospital and Research Center in the Nepal capital of Kathmandu is unable to admit new patients amid a “crisis of oxygen,” the facility said in a statement Sunday.
Om Hospital is one of six private hospitals in Kathmandu to stop admitting Covid-19 patients due to lack of oxygen supplies.
“We’ll resume our services as usual once the regular supply of oxygen is ensured,” the statement said. The hospital also cited a lack of staff needed to treat further patients.
Nepali authorities said Sunday that they had recorded 8,850 new cases over the past 24 hours, bringing the country’s total Covid-19 cases to 394,66. Kathmandu Valley alone recorded 4,198 new cases.
To date, 3,720 people in Nepal have died of Covid-19. Some 88,160 cases are considered active.