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Six patients died due to lack of oxygen in a private hospital in Amritsar

With the second wave of the Corona epidemic, the shortage of oxygen in the country has become a curse. Due to the rapidly increasing number of corona infections, there has been a shortage of oxygen in hospitals and now patients have started dying.

On Friday night, 25 patients died of oxygen deficiency at Jaipur Golden Hospital in Delhi, while on Saturday, six corona patients died in a private hospital in Amritsar, Punjab.

According to India Today, Neelkanth Private Hospital located on Fatehgarh Churian Road in Amritsar on Friday had five corona infected and another patient admitted. All of these were placed on oxygen support.

Suddenly the oxygen ran out in the hospital late at night. Due to this, all the patients succumbed painfully due to lack of oxygen.

After this, the relatives of the deceased made a ruckus in the hospital. However, the police took over the situation.

Hospital chairman and managing director (MD) Sunil Devgan said, “Six patients, including two women, have died due to lack of oxygen in the hospital. Even after repeatedly apprising the district administration on Friday, someone left oxygen in the hospital Not supplied. “

“After the death of patients due to lack of oxygen, the district administration has sent only five oxygen cylinders to the hospital, which is very less as per the requirement,” he said.

Devgan alleged that the three oxygen suppliers in the district said that the district administration had earlier given instructions to supply to government hospitals. In such a situation, he cannot supply private hospitals.

He said that the district administration has deployed heavy police forces outside the Oxygen plant to stop the supply of oxygen to private hospitals. In such a situation, no private hospital can get oxygen without permission.

Following the allegations of the hospital MD, Punjab government minister OP Soni said Neelkanth Hospital should have made the administration aware of the lack of oxygen in time. A committee has been formed to investigate the matter.

The brother of one of the deceased said that his brother had breathing problems and his condition was fine till Friday, but late in the night, he started having more trouble breathing. During this time, it was found that oxygen was out in the hospital.

He said that due to lack of oxygen, his brother and the corona patients with beds near him succumbed painfully. This caused a furore in the hospital and the authorities were in a hurry.

On Friday night, 25 patients died due to a lack of oxygen pressure in Delhi’s Jaipur Gold Hospital.

The hospital’s medical superintendent, Dr DK Baluja, said that the C patients needed high flow oxygen. A normal patient would have struggled with this pressure, but they needed more pressure. Therefore, these shortages could not be tolerated.

Earlier, 25 patients died in Sir Gangaram Hospital.

This is the condition of corona infection in Punjab

Punjab reported 6,762 new cases of infection on Friday and 75 died. With this, the total number of infected reached 3,26,447. Of these, 8,264 died and 2,74,240 recovered after treatment. The number of currently active cases in the state is 43,943.

Similarly, 527 infected people in various hospitals in the state have been put on oxygen support due to difficulty in breathing.

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