Goa Medical College and Hospital ‘horror’: 13 more COVID patients die as Oxygen supply dips; toll rises to 74

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Key Highlights

  • 26 coronavirus sufferers died at Goa Medical Faculty and Hospital on Might 11
  • 15 COVID-19 sufferers died at GMCH on Might 13
  • Not getting full allotted every day quota of liquid oxygen from Kolhapur: Goa to Centre

Panaji: With every passing day, the state of affairs is popping horrific at Goa Medical Faculty and Hospital. The federal government-run GMCH on Friday reported 13 extra COVID-19 deaths resulting from a dip in oxygen provide, the state authorities knowledgeable the Goa bench of the Bombay Excessive Courtroom.

In the meantime, some reviews alleged that 20 sufferers died on Might 12 over oxygen disaster.

The recent deaths have been reported after the Goa authorities confirmed that 15 coronavirus sufferers died on the GMCH within the early hours of Might 13. Notably, earlier this week 26 coronavirus sufferers admitted to the COVID facility had died resulting from “logistical points” associated to ‘connecting oxygen cylinders to the manifold (group of enormous fuel cylinders)’.

The Goa bench, comprising of Justices Nitin W Sambre and M S Sonak, was listening to a batch of pleas on the latest loss of life of coronavirus sufferers on the GMCH when the state authorities counsel, Advocate Common Davidas Pangam apprised the courtroom concerning the recent deaths.

Responding to the ‘logistical points’ argument, the bench stated, “We anticipate the State Administration to seek out out methods and means to beat these logistical points, in order that, valuable life shouldn’t be misplaced on account of any deficiencies within the matter of provide of oxygen to sufferers.” 

Notably, the Pramod Sawant led authorities on Might 13 had appealed to the central authorities to instantly intervene as Goa was not getting its full allotted every day quota of 11 tonnes of liquid oxygen from Kolhapur in Maharashtra.

“It’s an earnest request that we needs to be given 22 tonne/day instead of 11 MT for not less than per week to fulfill up for the shortfall to stabilise the state of affairs until the time our lively instances decline,” Goa’s Principal Secretary Puneet Kumar Goel stated in a letter to Extra Secretary within the Division for Promotion of Trade and Inner Commerce (DPIIT) Sumita Dawra.

Goa Well being Minister Vishwajit Rane had confirmed that 26 COVID-19 sufferers died on the GMCH within the early hours of Tuesday. Following the tragic incident, he sought an investigation by the HC to seek out out the precise trigger.

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