India: Oxygen leak kills 22 crore patients at a hospital in Maharashtra
New Delhi – A major accident occurred during the corona crisis in India when an oxygen tanker leaked outside a hospital in Nashik, Maharashtra, killing 22 patients with corona virus due to lack of oxygen.
Collector Suraj Mandhare told NDTV that the accident took place at Zakir Hussain Municipal Hospital in Nashik. There were 171 patients in the hospital at the time of the accident and 31 patients needed oxygen.
Speaking to media, Nashik Municipal Corporation Commissioner Kailash Jadhav said that oxygen supply was cut off for half an hour due to a tanker leak which resulted in deaths of patients on ventilators.
Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope lamented the incident and said the situation was now under control.
Home Minister Amit Shah has expressed condolences to the families of the victims.
According to the chief medical officer of the hospital, Rs 5 lakh will be given to the relatives of the deceased and a high level investigation into the accident will be conducted.
Majid Memon, leader of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), said several liters of oxygen were lost due to the tanker leak. The accident caused chaos in the hospital. Action will be taken against those responsible