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24 Covid Patients in Nashik died because of oxygen tank leakage

24 Covid Patients in Nashik died because of oxygen tank leakage
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Highlights
  • 24 Covid Patients in Nashik died because of an oxygen tank leak
  • Valve malfunction prompted disruption of supply of oxygen to COVID patients in Nashik hospital who were on life support
  • Along with this, Nashik has seen huge case spikes and COVID-19-related demises in both waves of the covid pandemic.

Tragic Incident With COVID Patients In Nashik

Around 24 COVID patients in Nashik who were in a coma passed away after an oxygen tank leakage disrupted the supply of oxygen gas on Wednesday in Dr. Zakir Hussain Hospital in Nashik, Maharashtra.  Valve malfunction prompted disturbance of oxygen supply to COVID-19 patients in Nashik who were on life support.

Tragic Incident With COVID Patients In Nashik
Tragic Incident With COVID Patients In Nashik

Attributing the break to a valve breakdown, State Health Minister Rajesh Tope said that they made a significant level request to discover if carelessness had caused the tragic incident. Sources said the incident unfurled around 10 a.m. At that time, they were refilling the tank after the levels of oxygen went low. The massive leak caused the interruption in the crucial oxygen supply for at least 30 minutes. Mr.Tope said that 61 out of 157 patients in the emergency were in a severe condition and needed oxygen.

Officials Reaction

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, expressing sorrow over the tragic incident, announced: “The kin of each patient who passed away will get a remuneration of ₹5 lakh.”

Nashik Collector Suraj Mandhare said the tank belonged to a private merchant. “Professionals attempted to fix the valve when low pressure caused the spillage. It led to the demise of 24 severe condition patients supported by a ventilator. My deepest sympathies to the family of the dead,” he said. “As of now, other patients are being provided oxygen from the repaired tank. They are in a steady condition, according to medical specialists,” Mr. Mandhare said.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, expressing sorrow over the tragic incident
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, expressing sorrow over the tragic incident

Association Home Minister Amit Shah and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi likewise mourned the deaths of the patients. Mr. Gandhi requested the Maharashtra government to give all help to the affected. The tragic incident comes when Maharashtra, the most exceedingly awful hit State in India in terms of COVID-19 cases and complications, is currently under an intense shortage of oxygen.

Conclusion

The incident at the Nashik Hospital as a result of oxygen tank spillage is heart-wrenching. Such tragedies should not occur in the future, and we must take the best preventive measures to avoid them. Along with this, Nashik has seen a rapid and large amount of case spikes and COVID-19-related deaths in the pandemic. Nashik has been recording a daily hike of 3,000 cases, has around 45,000 active cases currently, while its total deaths remain at 2,672.

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