In a tragic incident, twenty four patients died at a government hospital in Karnataka’s Chamarajanagar on Sunday after the oxygen supply decreased. As per reports, at least 144 patients are being treated at the same hospital.
“The deaths were reported after there was a fall in oxygen supply between 12 am to 2 am on Sunday night,” a senior official said.
After learning the incident, Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa has spoken to the Chamarajanagar district collector and called an emergency Cabinet meeting Tuesday.
Sadly, the oxygen plant at the government hospital had also run deficient in oxygen by Sunday night. Reports revealed that most of the dead belonged to the 30-40 age group and some of them were married recently.
Unfortunately, many hospitals across the country are reporting several deaths due to the shortage of oxygen.