At least 11 patients died at the Government Chengalpattu Medical College Hospital on Tuesday night. An inquiry has been ordered into the cause of death.
Senior officials said it is not the case as the hospital has sufficient stock, though it is alleged that the patients died due to oxygen shortage.
PRadhakrishnan, Health Secretary told IANS, “As per initial reports, the hospital has sufficient stock of oxygen. It is not an oxygen supply issue. Only an inquiry would reveal as to the cause of death.”
However, there are other patients who were on oxygen supply and they were not affected, pointed out J. Radhakrishnan.
Couple of days ago at the Government Vellore Medical College Hospital, relatives of patients alleged that the deaths of six patients were due to disturbance in supply of oxygen.
The relatives of the Covid-19 patients who died alleged that the death was due to disruption in oxygen supply as the work on the hospital’s oxygen plant was underway, according to officials.
“There are over 150 patients in the hospital’s Covid-19 ward. Supply of oxygen to several patients did not get disrupted,” the official added.
An inquiry by the Director Medical Education has been ordered in the case of Government Vellore Medical College Hospital.