24 Patients Died In Karnataka Hospital Allegedly Due To Oxygen Shortage
| Monday | 3rd May, 2021
Chamarajanagar Oxygen Shortage: Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa has appointed IAS officer Shivayogi Kalasad to investigate the matter.
The Karnataka government has ordered an inquiry after 24 patients died at a government hospital on Sunday night. The deaths were reported at the hospital in Chamarajanagar allegedly after the oxygen supply dropped. At least 144 patients are being treated at the hospital.
Deeply pained and shocked by the loss of lives at the Chamarajnagara district hospital. I express my heartfelt condolences to the family members. Government stands firmly with the bereaved families in their hour of grief. (1/2)
"My boy had recovered 75%. If there had been an oxygen cylinder he could have been saved," said Lokesh.
23 out of the 24 patients were being treated for Covid.
Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa has appointed IAS officer Shivayogi Kalasad to investigate the deaths of the 23 patients. The report on the deaths has to be submitted to the government within three days.
Mysuru MP, Pratap Simha, said, "Last night, when media people drew my attention to the situation of oxygen shortage in Chamarajnagar district, I myself contacted Deputy Commissioner (DC) Dr. MR Ravi and took a conference call with ADC who is in charge of oxygen. At night itself I contacted Southern Gas and they provided 15 cylinders. Before that also we had given the quota. Despite all this, this sad incident occurred. Chamarajnagar is not some faraway place. We feel it is part of us. We are part of their sorrow."
The All India Congress Committee general secretary and Karnataka in charge, Randeep Singh Surjewala demanded the arrest of the Health Minister. "This is murder by designed negligence of Yediyurappa Govt! The Health Minister must resign. Will CM Yediyurappa Ji own moral responsibility for the deaths?" Mr. Surjewala tweeted.
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