11 patients die in Tirupati Ruia hospital due to oxygen shortage

11 patients die in Tirupati Ruia hospital due to oxygen shortage
11 patients die in Tirupati Ruia hospital due to oxygen shortage

11  Coronavirus patients have died due to  the oxygen shortage  in a government run Ruia hospital in Andhra Pradesh’s Tirupati. The  oxygen tanker arrived late and the Coronavirus/Covid-19  patients, most of whom were being treated in ICU ward, were without the oxygen supply for nearly 45 minutes.

The oxygen tanker arrived late at the hospital causing the shortage of life saving resulting in the deaths of 11 covid-19 patients getting treatment against Coronavirus in the ICU.

The Covid-19 specialty hospital has nearly 1,000 beds. In all, about seven hundred Coronavirus patients were undergoing treatment in the ICU and oxygen beds in Ruia whereas another three hundred were in normal wards. AP Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy has ordered a high level probe into this issue and CM  is likely to visit the hospital.

Jagan Mohan Reddy expressed his grief over the matter  and on the other hand, Chittoor District Collector M. Harinarayanan said that they have avoided further tragedy by setting up bulk oxygen tankers on time and added that the doctors on duty could avoid a much worse situation.  Harinarayanan  further said, “There was a drop in oxygen pressure initially. It’s unfortunate that 11 people lost their lives due to the shortage of oxygen.”