6 patients die in Bengaluru, Kalaburagi as oxygen crisis deepens in Karnataka

The oxygen crisis deepened in components of Karnataka, together with Bengaluru, with hospitals elevating issues over the hole in oxygen provide.

A day after 24 deaths were reported in Chamarajanagar district allegedly resulting from oxygen scarcity, two patients died allegedly resulting from scarcity of oxygen at Arka Hospital in Bengaluru in the wee hours of Tuesday. Sources on the BBMP instructed India Today that the 2 patients had co-morbidities and had been on oxygen.

The hospital put out an SOS request on the night of May 3 and the state of affairs turned crucial by 8 pm. By the time assist arrived at 4 am, two patients had died. A complete of 45 patients are stated to have been admitted to the hospital.

A number of medical centres in Bengaluru have raised an alarm towards the oxygen scarcity to deal with critically sick Covid patients. An govt of the Chaitanya Medical Centre in Yelahanka stated there was an oxygen crisis on Monday resulting from which they needed to shift all their Covid patients to different hospitals.

“Now we have got the stock of oxygen, which would last for two to three days, but yesterday we shifted all our patients to other hospitals as the stock had exhausted,” the chief stated.

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Medax Hospitals in RT Nagar in Bengaluru had additionally flagged the scarcity of oxygen. In his letter to the kinfolk of the Covid patients, the medical director of the hospital Dr Srihari R Shapur wrote that the power was operating out of oxygen and requested them to make essential preparations in different hospitals.

(*6*) Dr Srihari acknowledged in the letter.

Rajmahal hospital too wrote to the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike stating that the seller firm was not supplying oxygen regardless of repeated requests.

“In this scenario, managing 30 plus Covid patients is becoming a challenge. We need your immediate intervention and assistance to tide over the situation,” the supervisor of the hospital stated in it.

Bengaluru Rural MP DK Suresh too expressed concern over the paucity of the life-saving gasoline in Rajarajeshwari Medical College in Bengaluru. In his video message on Monday, he requested Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa to rearrange oxygen for the Covid patients.

Meanwhile, 4 Covid-19 patients died resulting from lack of oxygen at a hospital in Afzalpur taluk of Kalaburagi district. A complete of 32 patients are underneath remedy on the hospital.

The Kalaburagi DC, nonetheless, issued a press release, saying that the deaths had been resulting from co-morbidities and never due to oxygen scarcity. District in-charge minister of Kalaburagi Murugesh Nirani additionally dominated out any scarcity and stated he has been monitoring it personally. He additionally clarified that the three deaths that occurred as we speak weren’t resulting from oxygen paucity.

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The Covid state of affairs in Karnataka has develop into grim with the state reporting over 40,000 circumstances per day.

On Monday itself, over 44,000 folks examined optimistic for Covid. As many as 239 folks died on Monday alone taking the toll to this point to 16,250. The metropolis is reporting over 100 deaths day by day ever for the reason that second wave of Covid hit the nation.

(With PTI inputs)

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