11th May, 2021
News of the deaths of 11 Corona patients has been reported due to lack of timely oxygen in a government hospital in Andhra Pradesh. State Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy has announced financial assistance of Rs 10 lakh for the families of those who died at Ruia Hospital in Tirupati. Earlier, the CM had ordered an inquiry into the case.
According to media reports, there was a problem in the supply of oxygen in the ICU on Monday night, due to which 11 corona patients died. Andhra Pradesh CM Jagan Mohan Reddy has also ordered an inquiry into the matter. It is being told that a tanker of oxygen was to arrive, which could not reach on time, due to which there was a lack of oxygen.
According to the report, Chittoor District Collector Hari Narayan, Joint Collector, and Municipal Commissioner visited the hospital after the incident. Chittoor district collector Harinarayan said that it took at least 5 minutes to reload the oxygen cylinder, which led to the death of patients due to lack of oxygen supply. He told that the oxygen supply was restored within 5 minutes and now everything is back to normal. He said that by taking action on time, we were able to stop the death of more patients. He said that during this time, about 30 doctors were immediately sent to the ICU to take care of the patients.
In Andhra too, the situation has worsened due to Corona. During the last 24 hours, 14,986 new cases of the corona were reported in the state and 84 people have died. The total number of corona-infected cases in Andhra Pradesh so far has risen to 13,02,589 of which 1,89,367 are active cases. So far, 8,791 people have lost their lives in the state of Corona.