Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): After Jabalpur, 14 Covid patients died due to shortage of oxygen supply in Jaiyarogya Hospital in Gwalior between late Friday night and wee hours of Saturday. This sparked outrage among people specially patients. Police teams were there by 3 am to ensure oxygen supply.
State energy minister Pradhuman Singh Tomar rushed to the hospital carrying oxygen cylinders. Collector, Gwalior municipal commissioner and SP accompanied minister.
Those who died include 65-year-old Raj Kumar Bansal and 75-year-old Fudan Hasan. Their oxygen was exhausted and oxygen cylinders were to be changing. They died during shifting of cylinders.
Over 1,009 patients are on oxygen supported beds and there is need for 3,000 cylinders daily. Minister himself took oxygen cylinders from Maharajpura plant.
ASP Satyendra Singh Tomar said police teams rushed with cylinders to the hospital.Now, situation is normal. “We have supplied oxygen cylinders,” he added. Two Covid patients had died in Jabalpur two days back when oxygen cylinders were shifted.