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6 Covid-19 patients die due to lack of oxygen in MP, authorities deny

Apr 18, 2021 17:38 IST | By Editorji News Desk

At least 6 Covid-19 patients died at a hospital in Madhya Pradesh’s Shahdol on Saturday night allegedly due to low oxygen supply. The stage administration has denied the allegation and maintained that there is sufficient supply of oxygen and the demand is being met.

But Milind Shiralkar, the Dean of the Government Medical College Hospital said that the facility was overwhelmed with patients and could not keep up with the oxygen supply. All 62 beds in the Intensive Care Unit are occupied. He also said that the cylinders at the hospital do not have the capacity to hold sufficient oxygen for the increasing number of patients.

According to the dean, the hospital had requested more supply but the cylinders did not reach on time and as a result, the hospital reduced the pressure of the oxygen that was being supplied to the the patients. However, the hospital like the state administration maintains that the fatalities occurred in the Intensive Care Unit and all those who died were critical and it can't to be ascertained that the cause of death was low oxygen supply

The Opposition Congress attacked the government over the lagging supplies. Former Chief Minister of the state Kamal Nath in a tweet said that oxygen and remdevisir were sufficient only on the government’s records but not on the ground.

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