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TRAGIC: 22 Covid-19 Patients Dead After Oxygen Leak At Nashik Hospital Amid Shortage

“India is currently witnessing a health emergency with Covid 19 cases surging continuously and touching new highs. Oxygen, beds, Remdesivir shortage have added to the country already struggling health infra. On one hand, Covid positive patients are struggling to find Oxygen cylinders as the hospitals don’t have enough supply, on the other hand even after getting the Oxygen Supply, it couldn’t reach the patient in need. This terrible incident that has happened in Maharashtra’s Nasik has already claimed lives of 22 patients. This is the death toll at the time of recording this video. As per the information, an oxygen tanker leaked at a hospital in Nashik on Wednesday. Soon after, the Oxygen supply to the Zakir Hussain Hospital was cut off after the tank’s cork malfunctioned leading to a reduction in pressure. The oxygen supply for patients was disrupted for around 30 minutes. All the victims were on ventilators and in need of constant oxygen supply. Zakir Hussain Hospital is a Covid-dedicated facility. Around 150 patients were either oxygen-dependent or on ventilators.

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