Chamarajanagar hospital tragedy: 24 dead. Who’s responsible?
Tragedy struck Chamarajanagar after 24 covid patients lost their lives allegedly due to
Sources in the hospital said that oxygen supply reduced from 8 pm at the hospital and the situation worsened as there was no oxygen available. Though a new oxygen plant was set up in the hospital, it was not functional.
As a result, the hospital was dependent on Mysuru companies for oxygen.
However, Rohini Sindhuri issued a statement. “We (District Administration) have supplied 250 oxygen cylinders to Chamarajanagar around 12.30 am on Monday. There has been no delay in providing the oxygen cylinders. Totally 210 oxygen cylinders from Southern Gas and 40 oxygen cylinders from the Mysuru District Hospitals were supplied to Chamarajanagar.”
Dr MR Ravi, Deputy Commissioner of Chamarajanagar, said it is yet to be ascertained if all the patients had died due to oxygen shortage.
The issue also took a political turn in no time with the opposition jumping into the ring and slammed Chief Minister
For some reason, O2 cylinders that were meant for Chamarajnagar were not sent on time on Sunday
–District In-charge Suresh Kumar
Home Minister Basavaraja Bommai, has asked the DGP Praveen Sood to investigate the matter and submit a comprehensive report for further action.
Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar who rushed to the Chamarajanagar government hospital and held a 15-minute meeting with doctors said that only three of these patients had died due to lack of oxygen and not 24 as shown by the media.
However, furious family members of the deceased staged a protest in front of the government hospital and shouted slogans against doctors and the state government. Many alleged negligence on the part of doctors.
Green corridors for oxygen supply: CM
Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa called a meeting of the oxygen suppliers at his home on Monday, after which he said that the State would request the
The CM has also directed oxygen suppliers to reduce the time taken to refill oxygen tankers. Green corridors will be provided for faster commuting of oxygen tankers and toll booths will be directed to avoid unnecessary delay. “To increase oxygen supply, we have asked the producers to utilise nitrogen and argon tankers to supply oxygen. In case of emergency,
According to proceedings of the Clinical Expert Committee Meeting of