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AP: 11patients died at Ruia hospital in Tirupati due to low oxygen pressure

In all, about 700 Covid-19 patients are being treated in the oxygen beds in the ICU and Ruia, while another 300 are in the general wards.

At least 11 patients undergoing treatment died after the oxygen supply was hampered at Sri Venkateswara Ramnarayan Ruia government hospital of Andhra Pradesh’s Tirupati on Monday.

There was a five-minute lag in reloading the oxygen cylinder that caused the pressure to drop, resulting in the deaths, he said.

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“The oxygen supply was restored within five minutes and everything is now normal. Because of this, we could prevent more casualties,” Hari Narayanan added.

About 30 doctors were immediately rushed into the ICU to attend to the patients.

Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has inquired about the incident at Tirupati Ruia Hospital and sought a report. He has also directed the officers to take immediate action. Jagan directed the officials to ensure that such incidents did not recur.


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