According to reports, twenty-two Covid-1 patients died due to oxygen tanker leakage outside a hospital in Maharashtra. Following the leak, the oxygen supply halted for around 30 minutes. Also, around 31 patients who needed oxygen have been shifted to other hospital.
Suraj Mandhare, the District Collector said, "According to the available information, 22 people have died due to the interrupted supply of oxygen at the Zakir Hussain municipal hospital. All the patients who died were on ventilators and in need of a constant oxygen supply. The hospital is completely dedicated to handling Covid-19 cases. Reportedly, around 150 patients were either oxygen-dependent or on ventilators.
Rajesh Tope, Maharashtra Health Minister promised that the government will look into the matter and conduct a proper investigation. He said, "The patients who were on ventilators at the hospital have died. Leakage was found on the oxygen tank that was supplying oxygen to these patients. The interrupted supply could have lead to the death of these patients."
The visuals relating to the incident show heart-wrenching scenes where families are helping the patients as they gasp for breath.