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Now 24 patients die in 2hrs for oxygen shortage in India’s Karnataka

 International Desk daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 04:29 PM, 3 May 2021  

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Now, more than 24 Covid-19 patients died in Karnataka in just two hours due to oxygen shortage.

The incident took place at Chamarajanagar District Hospital in the state on Sunday night.

It is learned that the 24 patients died due to oxygen shortage in the hospital between 12:00 am to 2:00 am. However, the hospital authorities said that the cause of death was being “investigated”. 

Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa has expressed deep grief over the incident. He called for a report on the incident from the Chamrajnagar District Collector. 

He directed to investigate “how this incident happened” and called an emergency meeting over the patients’ death due to the oxygen crisis in the hospital. 

The families of the deceased alleged that the hospital “ran out of oxygen” at around 12:45 am. Then one by one the patients fell to their deaths.

Preliminary investigation has revealed that “the oxygen allotted for the hospital was sent to Mysuru”. It is currently unknown under whose direction did this happen.

Meanwhile, allegations of patients die from oxygen shortage have also been circulated in Meerut in Uttar Pradesh. The relatives of the patients admitted to the hospital complained that the hospital could not give oxygen to any of the patients for some time, as a result, “five patients died.” 

Then the relatives of the patient got angry. Later the police came and calmed down the situation. According to the hospital, all the patients who died had “comorbidity”. Whether their death due to lack of oxygen is being investigated.

Earlier, 25 patients died at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in Delhi on April 23 due to lack of oxygen. The hospital claims that the ventilator and BiPAP are not working well due to the oxygen crisis. The director of Gangaram Hospital said “there was a possibility of danger to 70 more patients” if oxygen did not reach the hospital quickly. Later, however, oxygen was sent to Ganga Ram Hospital.

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