Karnataka Covid News: 24 Covid patients die at government hospital due to oxygen shortage | Bengaluru News

BENGALURU: The oxygen disaster took a heavy toll when 24 Covid sufferers died in Chamarajnagar, 175km away from Bengaluru, after the federal government district hospital ran out of oxygen provide on Sunday midnight.
The Yediyurappa authorities has convened an emergency assembly to probe what led to the horrible tragedy, the place sufferers died on their hospital beds after the oxygen provides to them ended at round 11.45pm.

Preliminary investigations revealed that the oxygen provide to the district hospital had not reached in time from Mysuru, the place the oxygen distribution community had been established.
“Died or Killed? My heartfelt condolences to their households. How way more struggling earlier than the ‘system’ wakes up?'” tweeted Congress chief Rahul Gandhi.

Chamarajnagar deputy commissioner Dr M R Ravi mentioned the 24 folks had died from Sunday morning to Monday morning.
“We can not say that every one have died due to oxygen scarcity. As per docs’ report, 12 have died on account of lack of oxygen whereas the others have succumbed to numerous comorbidities and underlying medical circumstances.”
District in-charge minister S Suresh Kumar mentioned, “We now have sought a dying audit report and it’s anticipated this afternoon, we are going to provoke motion towards these chargeable for the deaths. Most often, the sufferers have come on the final minute. We didn’t get the required oxygen provide on time from Mysuru.”
“An alert was sounded on Sunday night to the district administration concerning the imminent hazard once we realised that the hospital would quickly run out of oxygen, however nothing was completed to reinforce provides on time,” hospital workers mentioned.
The incident has despatched shock waves within the district with the members of the family of the useless sufferers blaming the state authorities for the failure to save lots of lives.
“My husband referred to as me round 11.45pm and instructed me that he was struggling, he mentioned he was discovering it too troublesome to breathe and can’t proceed,” mentioned a useless affected person’s spouse, who’s a workers nurse.
“I realised the gravity of the scenario and instantly made a video name to see him and was assuring him when somebody snatched the telephone from him. We instantly rushed to the hospital however weren’t allowed inside citing Covid protocols. By 6am as we speak the hospital workers instructed me that he’s useless,” she mentioned.
The lady mentioned she had received married two months in the past and her husband was shifted to the hospital following breathlessness.
“Had they allowed me inside, I’d have completed one thing to save lots of him, however he has been killed,” she added.
One other one that misplaced his mom mentioned: “We admitted her final night time, however she has gone now. This was not anticipated from the federal government. Allow them to give her physique, they aren’t doing that too.”

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