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  News   Nation  24 Apr 2021  6 die at Amritsar hospital due to 'oxygen shortage'

6 die at Amritsar hospital due to 'oxygen shortage'

ROZANA SPOKESMAN
Published Apr 24, 2021, 2:11 pm IST
Updated Apr 24, 2021, 2:11 pm IST
Six patients died at a private hospital here on Saturday due to the shortage of oxygen, hospital authorities said.
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Amritsar: Six patients died at a private hospital here on Saturday due to the shortage of oxygen, hospital authorities said.

Five of the six patients were infected with Covid-19, they said.

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"Despite the district administration being repeatedly asked to extend help, no one turned up to do the needful," Sunil Devgan, the chairman and managing director of Neelkanth hospital, alleged.

"Six patients, including two women, died due to the shortage of oxygen," he said.

After the death of patients, merely five oxygen cylinders were supplied to the hospital, Devgan said.

Despite repeated attempts, no district official could be reached for comment.

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The hospital chairman claimed that three main oxygen suppliers have said that government hospitals are being prioritised in terms of oxygen supply.

Heavy police force has been deployed outside the oxygen units to prevent oxygen supply to private hospitals, Devgan alleged.

Of the six patients who died at the hospital on Saturday, two were from Gurdaspur, one from Tarn Taran district and the remaining three were from Amritsar.

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