Bengaluru, Might 3: No less than 23 sufferers died at a authorities hospital in Chamarajanagar district in Karnataka within the wee hours of Monday after the oxygen provide dropped, officers mentioned.
“The deaths had been reported after there was a fall in oxygen provide stage between 12 a.m. and a couple of a.m. on wee hours of Monday, the place not less than 144 sufferers are being handled,” a senior official on the hospital mentioned.
A press release launched by the Chief Minister’s workplace right here, acknowledged that Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa has spoken to the district collector over the incident and referred to as an emergency Cupboard assembly on Tuesday.
Dwelling Minister Basavaraja Bommai, in the meantime, has requested the DGP Praveen Sood to research the matter and submit a complete report for additional motion.
Chamarajanagar district in cost minister, S. Suresh Kumar mentioned that it was not correct to attribute all deaths resulting from oxygen scarcity because the state authorities was investigating the matter. “I’m visiting there to seek out out in regards to the matter,” he mentioned this earlier than leaving from Bengaluru to Chamarajnagar.
Well being Minister, Ok. Sudhakar too left from Bengaluru for Chamarajnagar, to take inventory of the scenario. “It is vitally saddening to learn about such incident. We should not have full info but,” he mentioned.
Mysuru MP, Pratap Simha, mentioned, “Final evening, when media folks drew my consideration to the scenario of oxygen scarcity in Chamarajnagar district, I personally contacted DC Ravi and took a convention name with ADC who’s answerable for oxygen. At evening itself I contacted Southern Gasoline and so they offered 15 cylinders. Regardless of all this, this unhappy incident occurred. Chamarajnagar just isn’t some distant place. We really feel it is part of us. We’re a part of their sorrow.”
The district has recorded a complete of 11,928 instances of COVID-19 an infection for the reason that starting of the pandemic. No less than 167 folks have died because of the virus till Sunday.
(IANS/2 days in the past) https://www.newkerala.com/karnataka-news.php