HYDERABAD: Cautioned by deaths of 60 children at BRD Medical College at Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh, which shook the entire nation, officials in the Telangana Health Department took stock of oxygen supply in all state government teaching hospitals. Initially it was reported that lack of liquid oxygen supply was cause of children’s death. However UP CM Yogi Adityanath said it was not the reason.
“I spoke to all superintendents about oxygen supply in hospitals and there is no problem with it. We will have trial run to cross check oxygen pressure in all hospitals after two-days,” Dr K Ramesh Reddy, Director of Medical Education (DME) said. The trail run will bring out lapses in oxygen supply as sources said that some oxygen ports in Osmania general Hospital’s Post Operative ward are not working. Similar issues, if any, in other hospitals too could be detected.
The official said that he directed even small teaching hospitals to install liquid oxygen and centralised oxygen facilities, adding that except one or two small hospitals, all teaching hospitals have the facility.