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Goa Covid Horror: 13 More Die of Oxygen Shortage, Death Toll At GMCH Rises To 74

A bench of Justices Nitin W. Sambre and Ms Sonak said that even after their May 12 order, 40 deaths related to Covid-19 have been recorded in Goa govt Hospital.

 

Panaji| The series of deaths of Covid-19 patients in Goa Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) has not stopped. On Friday too, 13 patients died here due to oxygen shortage. The state’s Advocate General has given this information to the Goa Bench of the Bombay High Court. 20 patients died in the state on Wednesday and 26 due to an oxygen crisis on Tuesday. The Goa Bench is hearing several petitions related to the oxygen issue in the state’s biggest hospital. With this, the total death toll has reached 74.

Hearing on the petition concerning the death of the patients in the hospital is currently going on. On Thursday, the High Court found that 15 people died between 2 am and 6 am on an intervening night of Thursday. Earlier, the court had instructed the administration to provide oxygen for Covid patients in the hospital. The High Court had said that the Centre should ensure that the quota of oxygen available to Goa is available at the earliest.

15 more covid patients die due to lack of oxygen in the Goa government hospital

A bench of Justices Nitin W. Sambre and Ms Sonak said that even after their May 12 order, 40 deaths related to Covid-19 have been recorded in GMCH. The court found that about 15 of these deaths occurred between 2 am and 6 am. On Wednesday, the court said that the medical oxygen situation in GMCH is in a critical condition. At the same time, the state government was also asked to take the necessary steps.

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On Thursday, Goa recorded 2,491 new infected have been found in Goa. Of these, 63 patients have died. Including the new figures, 1,30,130 patients have been identified in the state so far. However, 1,937 patients have lost their lives. However, the number of patients recovering in the state seems to be better. So far, 95,240 patients have returned home with 2,266 new people. At present, the number of active cases in the state is 32,953.

 

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