4 COVID patients die in hospital in Rewari due to oxygen shortage, probe on to ascertain it

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4 COVID patients die in hospital in Rewari due to oxygen shortage, probe on to ascertain it

Rewari, April 25

Four patients died in a personal hospital right here on Sunday allegedly due to a scarcity of medical oxygen even because the district administration launched an investigation to discover out the explanation behind the deaths.

After the incident, the kin of among the patients, who have been admitted to the hospital functioning as a delegated COVID facility, held a protest outdoors the constructing complicated alleging there was a grave scarcity of medical oxygen.

“Three patients died in ICU while one patient died in the ward. We have limited oxygen supplies. We are repeatedly telling administration about this and have been sending them reminders,” a hospital official advised reporters outdoors the constructing.

“We are sending empty oxygen cylinders to the vendors to load them again. Since 9 am, we are telling the authorities that we have limited stock,” he stated.

He stated the hospital has a per day consumption of 300 medical oxygen cylinders. “There are 114 COVID patients admitted in the hospital,” he stated.

Deputy Commissioner, Narnaul, Ajay Kumar, who’s at present officiating as DC of Rewari district, stated the allegations of oxygen scarcity and 4 deaths have been made by the hospital.

“Sub Divisional Magistrate, Rewari, Chief Medical Officer, Rewari and other officials are at the hospital to find out exact reasons that led to these deaths. They (hospital) are claiming that there was oxygen shortage. However, from the administration’s end, regular supply has been given. So, we are finding out where the gap arose, all this is being investigated,” Ajay Kumar advised PTI over telephone.

Meanwhile, a relative whose aunt was admitted to the hospital could possibly be seen pleading with some police officers outdoors the hospital telling them to do one thing instantly to guarantee the ability will get enough inventory of medical oxygen.

Notably, Haryana has seen a surge in coronavirus instances and fatalities through the present month. The demand for medical liquid oxygen has additionally elevated in hospitals. — PTI 

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