Three die due to lack of oxygen in Mysuru | Mysuru News – Times of India
Relatives of the woman claimed they were prevented from performing the last rites and sought the intervention of the taluk health officer and tahsildar (Image used for representational purpose only)
MYSURU: In separate incidents, three people died due to lack of medical oxygen in state-run hospitals in Periyapatna and Hunsur taluks of Mysuru district on Monday.
A Covid-positive woman from Periyapatna taluk, whose symptoms included severe diarrhoea and who was admitted to Periyapatna Government General Hospital on April 20, succumbed as the hospital ran out of oxygen.
Relatives of the woman claimed they were prevented from performing the last rites and sought the intervention of the taluk health officer and tahsildar.
In another incident, two people from Hebbanaguppe village, Hunsur taluk, who were also infected with the SARS-CoV2 virus, also died due to a lack of medical oxygen. Their bodies were shifted to mortuary.
When HP Manjunath, the local MLA, heard about the incident, he rushed to the hospital and took city municipal council officials to task for not ensuring proper treatment to patients.
However, Dr Amarnath, district health officer, claimed the three patients who died in the two hospitals had comorbidities when they were admitted. “Each taluk has enough medical oxygen to ensure treatment for patients. The three died due to comorbidities and not because of lack of medical oxygen,” he claimed.