Karnataka: 24 Patients Die After Oxygen Runs Out At Chamarajanagar Hospital

INDIA Team Latestly|

Karnataka government has ordered an inquiry after 24 patients died at a government hospital on May 2 night. The deaths were reported at the hospital in Chamarajanagar allegedly after the oxygen supply dropped. At least 144 patients are being treated at the hospital, reported NDTV. 23 out of the 24 patients were being treated for Covid-19. Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa has appointed IAS officer Shivayogi Kalasad to investigate the deaths of the 23 patients. Report into the deaths has to be submitted to the government within three days. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, in a tweet, hit out at the state government over its handling of the crisis. Leader of Opposition Siddaramaiah told ANI, “It's not just deaths this is murder(s) committed by the government.” Several hospitals across the country have been reporting a shortage of oxygen, with many patients losing lives due to this.

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