11 patients die in Andhra Pradesh hospital after oxygen tanker delayed

Eleven Covid-19 sufferers within the ICU of Sri Venkateswara Ramnarain Ruia Authorities Basic Hospital at Tirupati, the biggest within the Rayalaseema area of Andhra Pradesh, died on Monday night because of lack of oxygen after a tanker with the gasoline bought late by minutes.

District Collector M Hari Narayana stated whereas the 11 individuals who have been on oxygen help died, they have been in a position to save a number of others. Practically 1,000 Covid sufferers are being handled on the hospital, from Tirupati, Chittoor, Nellore and Kadapa.

Officers stated the oxygen stress began dropping after 8:30 pm and the sufferers died inside a couple of minutes, earlier than the availability might be restored. Offended kinfolk broke into the Covid ICU, broken some gear and overturned tables with injections and medicines.

Officers stated nurses and medical doctors fled the ICU fearing for his or her security, returning solely after police arrived and took management of the scenario.

Earlier on Monday, Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy had held a evaluation assembly on the prevailing Covid scenario within the state, together with measures to extend oxygen provide. Andhra reported 14,986 new optimistic instances on Sunday and 84 Covid deaths.

Monday additionally noticed a spat between Andhra and Telangana over Covid sufferers from Andhra reportedly being stopped from continuing in direction of Hyderabad for remedy. PTI reported that Andhra Pradesh Chief Secretary Aditya Nath Das spoke to his Telangana counterpart Somesh Kumar to kind out the problem.

As per the PTI report, authorities in Telangana began stopping ambulances carrying Covid-19 sufferers from Andhra Monday morning, leading to bother at two main check-posts — Kodada (from the Vijayawada finish) and Jogulamba Gadwal (from Kurnool and Anantapuramu) as annoyed kinfolk took on police.

For the previous few days, authorities in Telangana have been saying that load in hospitals in Hyderabad is growing because of sufferers coming from different locations.

Police officers instructed PTI that solely sufferers with confirmed beds could be allowed into Telangana.

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