Delay in oxygen supply kills 11 Covid-19 patients in India

Delay in oxygen supply kills 11 Covid-19 patients in India

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The Ruia Hospital in Andhra Pradesh joined several medical institutions that were recently hypoxic, resulting in the death of several important Covid-19 patients who were struggling in the hospital.

The renowned Ruia Hospital in Tirupati on Monday suffered an interruption in the oxygen supply chain that caused the death of 11 Covid patients, Chittoor District Collector Harinarayan said. Around 30 doctors immediately rushed into the ICU to attend to the patients when the incident took place.

Incident took place after an oxygen tanker arrived at a five-minute delay to the hospital. However, the oxygen supply was immediately restored, averting a major tragedy.

“Another oxygen tanker from Tamil Nadu reached the hospital at 4 am today. Bodies of the 11 deceased have been handed over to their kin last night. Emergency medical services are continuing at the hospital and higher officials monitoring the situation,” the Ruia Hospital Superintendent said in a statement.

The Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, expressed shock at the incident and expressed his deepest condolences to the families of the deceased. He has ordered a proper investigation of the incident, and has ordered the authorities to find out the cause of the incident and take war preparations to prevent it from happening again.

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