11 Covid-19 Patients Dead in Tirupati Hospital as 'Oxygen Tanker Arrived Late'

covid patient ambulance standing outside hospital

covid patient ambulance standing outside hospital

As per the sources, 11 Covid-19 patients have allegedly died at Tirupati's Ruia Hospital due to oxygen shortage. Chittoor district Collector M Hari Narayanan said, there was a five-minute lag in reloading the oxygen cylinder that caused the pressure to drop, resulting in the deaths." The oxygen supply was restored within five minutes and everything is now normal.Because of this we could prevent more casualties," Hari Narayanan added. The oxygen tanker reportedly arrived late, and the patients, most of whom were being treated in the ICU ward, were without oxygen for nearly 45 minutes. More deaths are feared, officials added. About 30 doctors were immediately rushed into the ICU to attend to the patients.

The Collector said there was no scarcity of oxygen in the hospital and adequate supply was in place. In all, about 700 Covid-19 patients were undergoing treatment in the ICU and oxygen beds in Ruia, while another 300 were in normal wards. Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy expressed grief over the incident and ordered a high-level probe into the matter and is likely to visit the hospital in the morning. Jagan directed the officials to ensure that such incidents did not recur. Chittoor District Collector M. Harinarayanan said a bigger tragedy was averted due to the alertness shown by doctors on duty. "There was a drop in oxygen pressure but we immediately set up bulk oxygen cylinders to avert a disaster. It's unfortunate that 11 people lost their lives."

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