Lack of oxygen claims lives of 12 Covid patients in MP’s Shahdol; official denies shortage

New Delhi: The second wave of Corona virus has created a stir in the country. Meanwhile, a lack of oxygen has occurred in many states. There is an acute shortage of beds, ventilators, the drug used in the treatment of corona, and oxygen, in hospitals across the country, due to which the number of deaths is increasing continuously. Oxygen deficiency has also arisen in Shahdol Medical College of Madhya Pradesh. 12 patients died traumatically due to lack of oxygen in the oxygen tank late at night.

Dr. Milind Shirlkar, dean of the Medical College also confirmed that 12 people had died due to lack of oxygen. He said that due to lack of oxygen in the hospital, currently only seriously ill patients are being given oxygen.

Family members of the deceased Covid-19 patients also claimed that the deaths were caused by lack of a stable supply of oxygen.

Shahdol Additional District Magistrate (ADM) Arpit Verma, on the other hand, denied that the shortage of oxygen had anything to do with the deaths.

The Shahdol Medical College is only equipped to provide medical oxygen to critically ill patients for now.

This happened earlier also
Earlier on April 15, five patients died of oxygen deficiency in Jabalpur. They were all on ventilators. According to the Health Ministry website, the total number of active cases of corona in Madhya Pradesh is 59,183. While 3,20,955 people have defeated Corona. A total of 4425 people have died due to corona in the state.

What is Corona’s position in the country
According to the latest data from the Ministry of Health, 2,61,500 new Corona cases have been reported in the last 24 hours and 1501 people have died. Which is the highest figure ever. However, 1,38,423 people have recovered in 24 hours.

The vaccination campaign was started in the country from 16 January. India is the most affected country in the world in terms of the number of corona patients. So far, 12 crore 26 lakh 22 thousand 590 doses have been given.

The increase in the number of corona is worrisome. After Maharashtra, corona cases are now being registered in the national capital Delhi and Uttar Pradesh. According to a report by the Union Health Ministry, more than 82 percent of the daily cases of Kovid-19 in India are from 10 states. These include Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Rajasthan.