Oxygen Tank Leakage Outside Nashik Hospital In Maharashtra Kills 24, CM Uddhav Thackeray Orders High-Level Probe

INDIA Team Latestly|

Twenty-four Covid-19 patients died in Maharashtra's Nashik on April 21 after an oxygen tanker leaked outside a hospital, disrupting supply to patients for around 30 minutes. All the victims were on ventilators & in need of constant oxygen supply. Zakir Hussain Hospital is a Covid-19 dedicated facility. Around 150 patients were either oxygen-dependent or on ventilators, reported NDTV. Visuals showed gas leaking from the tanker outside the hospital and dense white fumes covering the area rapidly. Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray ordered a high-level inquiry into the matter. Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope promised the government will look into the matter and conduct a thorough probe. Panic struck patients and their family members as the oxygen supply was stopped. Fire trucks were rushed to the spot to stop the leak. Around 31 patients out of 80 who need oxygen have been shifted to other hospitals. An official of Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray's office said that the victims' families will be compensated with Rs 5 lakh each. Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted his condolences to the families of the victims.

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