Rewari, April 25
4 sufferers died in a non-public hospital right here on Sunday allegedly attributable to a scarcity of medical oxygen even because the district administration launched an investigation to search out out the rationale behind the deaths.
After the incident, the family members of a number of the sufferers, who have been admitted to the hospital functioning as a delegated COVID facility, held a protest exterior the constructing advanced alleging there was a grave scarcity of medical oxygen.
“Three sufferers died in ICU whereas one affected person died within the ward. We’ve got restricted oxygen provides. We’re repeatedly telling administration about this and have been sending them reminders,” a hospital official informed reporters exterior the constructing.
“We’re sending empty oxygen cylinders to the distributors to load them once more. Since 9 am, we’re telling the authorities that we now have restricted inventory,” he mentioned.
He mentioned the hospital has a per day consumption of 300 medical oxygen cylinders. “There are 114 COVID sufferers admitted within the hospital,” he mentioned.
Deputy Commissioner, Narnaul, Ajay Kumar, who’s at present officiating as DC of Rewari district, mentioned the allegations of oxygen scarcity and 4 deaths have been made by the hospital.
“Sub Divisional Justice of the Peace, Rewari, Chief Medical Officer, Rewari and different officers are on the hospital to search out out actual causes that led to those deaths. They (hospital) are claiming that there was oxygen scarcity. Nevertheless, from the administration’s finish, common provide has been given. So, we’re discovering out the place the hole arose, all that is being investigated,” Ajay Kumar informed PTI over cellphone.
In the meantime, a relative whose aunt was admitted to the hospital may very well be seen pleading with some police officers exterior the hospital telling them to do one thing instantly to make sure the ability will get satisfactory inventory of medical oxygen.
Notably, Haryana has seen a surge in coronavirus circumstances and fatalities through the present month. The demand for medical liquid oxygen has additionally elevated in hospitals. — PTI