Oxygen crisis deepens in Karnataka: 7 die in Kalaburagi and Belagavi govt hospitals

Karnataka Minister Murugesh Nirani, nonetheless, denied the allegation saying those that died have been important.

The oxygen disaster deepened in sure elements of Karnataka on Tuesday, with the deaths of seven COVID-19 sufferers being reported from Kalaburagi and Belagavi allegedly as a result of oxygen scarcity. In keeping with sources, 4 individuals died on Tuesday morning in Kalaburagi authorities hospital and three in Belagavi authorities hospital allegedly as a result of scarcity of oxygen. Nevertheless, Mining and Geology Minister Murugesh Nirani, who’s in-charge of Kalaburagi district, dismissed the allegation saying that those that died had COVID-19 an infection at a complicated stage.

These incidents got here shut on the heels of deaths of 24 COVID-19 sufferers within the final two days in Chamarajanagar district hospital allegedly as a result of oxygen scarcity. Nevertheless, 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 Union authorities to get the state’s quota of oxygen.

In the meantime, in Bengaluru a couple of hospitals raised an alarm over oxygen scarcity to deal with critically ailing COVID-19 sufferers. An govt of the Chaitanya Medical Centre in Yelahanka mentioned there was an oxygen disaster on Monday as a result of which they needed to shift all their COVID-19 sufferers to different hospitals.

“Now we have now bought the inventory of oxygen, which might final for 2 to 3 days, however yesterday we shifted all our sufferers to different hospitals because the inventory had exhausted,” the manager mentioned.

Medax Hospitals in RT Nagar right here had additionally flagged the scarcity of oxygen. In his letter to the kin of the COVID-19 sufferers, the medical director of the hospital Dr Srihari R Shapur wrote that the power was operating out of oxygen and requested them to make vital preparations in different hospitals.

“That is to tell you that we’re operating out of oxygen provide. We’re unable to supply oxygen take care of the affected person. We now have been knowledgeable since Might 1, 6 pm. We’ll shortly run out of oxygen by 5 pm on Might 3. Kindly prepare for beds in numerous hospitals. We remorse this case,” Dr Srihari acknowledged within the letter.

Rajmahal hospital additionally wrote to the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (metropolis company) stating that the seller firm was not supplying oxygen regardless of repeated requests.

“On this situation, managing 30 plus COVID-19 sufferers is changing into a problem. We want your quick intervention and help to tide over the scenario,” the supervisor of the hospital mentioned within the letter.

The Bengaluru Rural MP DK Suresh additionally expressed concern over the paucity of the life-saving gasoline in Rajarajeshwari Medical Faculty within the metropolis. In his video message on Monday, he requested Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa to rearrange oxygen for the COVID-19 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 mentioned. The state has 4,64,363 lively circumstances.

Learn: ‘We do not have sufficient medical oxygen, want extra’: Karnataka Chief Secretary to TNM

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