Oxygen tank leaks at Nashik's Zakir Hussain Hospital; 24 patients die

Maharashtra: Oxygen tank leaks at Nashik's Zakir Hussain Hospital; at least 22 patients dead

Ihospital/articleshow/82177744.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppstTwenty-four Covid-19 patients died at the Zakir Hussain Hospital run by the Nashik Municipal Corporation on Wednesday morning after the main liquid oxygen storage tank malfunctioned and leaked oxygen. The leak led to a drop in oxygen pressure for patients on high flow ventilators.

Among over 160 patients, 24 were on ventilators when the tragedy happened. Before the toll went up to 24, health minister Rajesh Tope said 11 of the dead were men and 11 women. The incident happened when oxyge ..The Maharashtra government has ordered a high-level inquiry and said that the guilty would not be spared. Chief minister Uddhav Thackeray described the incident as ‘shocking and painful’ and announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh to the kin of the deceased. The CM said there should not be any politics over the incident. The Nashik Municipal Corporation is administered by the BJP.

Tope who visited the hospital late in the evening said that the state will prepare a SOP for management of ox ..

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