11 dead as Oxygen supply disrupted in hospital, govt orders probe
TIRUPATI: In a tragic incident, as many as 11 patients lost their lives after oxygen supply was disrupted in a hospital.
This incident had occurred at the Ruia hospital in Tirupati, Andhra. Among the patients who died, eight of them were suffering from Covid.
The State government has ordered a probe in this regard. Chief Minister Jagan Reddy has sought a report. The local officials said that it was due to pressure related issues in Oxygen supply that the deaths took place.
Just over a week ago, a similar incident had occurred in Andhra. Eight patients who were admitted in a government hospital in Hindupur, had died over a glitch in Oxygen supply, on May 2. The patients' kin had claimed that a glitch in Oxygen supply, caused the deaths. [May 11, 2020 NewsBits.in]