11 die in Tirupati hospital after oxygen disruption | India News

TIRUPATI: A number of sufferers died as a result of scarcity in oxygen provide on the SVRR authorities normal hospital in Tirupati on Monday night. Although the precise variety of casualties was but to be formally confirmed, sources instructed that no less than 11 sufferers died following a quick disruption in oxygen.
The federal government claimed that the availability was affected for just some minutes throughout which period the tragedy befell. Relations of a few of the sufferers, nevertheless, claimed that provide was disrupted for no less than 25 minutes.
There are about 135 ICU beds and 400-plus oxygen beds on the hospital the place some 1,100 Covid-19 sufferers have been admitted at current.
Sources instructed TOI that the 10,000-litre oxygen tank on the hospital was practically empty and was being refilled after a tanker arrived from Tamil Nadu. The refilling course of led to interruption in oxygen provide and through this time the situation of a number of crucial sufferers deteriorated.
Their attendants desperately tried to maintain them alive through the use of hand followers and different, means, although in useless.
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