Oxygen disaster deepened in sure elements of Karnataka on Tuesday, with the deaths of seven COVID sufferers in Kalaburagi and Belagavi allegedly resulting from oxygen scarcity.
In keeping with sources near information company PTI, 4 individuals died within the morning in Kalaburagi authorities hospital and three in Belagavi authorities hospital allegedly resulting from scarcity of the life saving fuel.
Nonetheless, Mining and Geology Minister Murugesh Nirani, who’s in-charge of Kalaburagi district, dismissed the allegation saying that those that died had COVID an infection at a complicated stage.
These incidents got here shut on the heels of deaths of 24 COVID sufferers within the final two days in Chamarajanagar district hospital allegedly resulting from oxygen scarcity.
Nonetheless, chief of opposition and former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, who visited Chamarajanagar district hospital on Tuesday, claimed that 28 and never 23 individuals had died within the hospital from Sunday morning to Monday morning.
He alleged the incident mirrored badly on the governance and demanded the resignation of well being minister Dr Ok Sudhakar for the poor dealing with of the COVID-19 scenario.
Taking a critical view of the oxygen scarcity, Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Tuesday assigned the Massive and Medium Scale Industries Minister Jagadish Shettar to rearrange oxygen provide and coordinate with the Centre to get the state’s quota of oxygen.
In the meantime, in Bengaluru just a few hospitals raised an alarm towards the oxygen scarcity to deal with the critically sick COVID sufferers.
An government of the Chaitanya Medical Centre in Yelahanka stated there was an oxygen disaster on Monday resulting from which they needed to shift all their COVID sufferers to different hospitals.
“Now we’ve got obtained the inventory of oxygen, which might final for 2 to a few days, however yesterday we shifted all our sufferers to different hospitals because the inventory had exhausted,” the chief stated.
Medax Hospitals in RT Nagar right here had additionally flagged the scarcity of oxygen.
In his letter to the relations of the COVID sufferers, the medical director of the hospital Dr Srihari R Shapur wrote that the power was working out of oxygen and requested them to make essential preparations in different hospitals.
“That is to tell you that we’re working out of oxygen provide. We’re unable to offer oxygen take care of the affected person.We’ve got been knowledgeable since Could 1 6 pm. We are going to shortly run out of oxygen by 5 pm on Could 3. Kindly organize for beds in several hospitals. We remorse this case,” Dr Srihari said within the letter.
Rajmahal hospital too wrote to the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (metropolis company) stating that the seller firm was not supplying oxygen regardless of repeated requests.
“On this state of affairs, managing 30 plus COVID sufferers is changing into a problem.We’d like your fast intervention and help to tide over the scenario,” the supervisor of the hospital stated within the letter.
The Bengaluru Rural MP D Ok Suresh too expressed concern over the paucity of the life-saving fuel in Rajarajeshwari Medical School within the metropolis.
In his video message on Monday, he requested Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa to rearrange oxygen for the COVID sufferers.
Karnataka on Tuesday reported 44,631 new COVID-19 circumstances and 292 deaths, taking the caseload and fatalities to 16,90,934 and 16,538 respectively, the well being division stated.
The state has 4,64,363 energetic circumstances.
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