No death due to oxygen shortage at Jaipur Golden Hospital, police tells Delhi court; management differs
As many as 21 in-patients died at the hospital on the intervening night of April 23-24 allegedly due to lack of oxygen as it awaited for the supply to be replenished.
Eight families who had lost their members at the facility on April 23 and 24 had moved the court alleging the death of their relatives was due to oxygen shortage.
As many as 21 critically ill patients had died at the hospital on the intervening night of April 23-24 as it allegedly awaited the oxygen supply to be replenished.
The SC-appointed panel said the Delhi government had made the claims for allocation of 700 MT oxygen on April 30 of medical grade oxygen using a "wrong formula".
A single judge bench of Justice Rekha Palli has sought response from the authorities and posted the matter for hearing on August 28.
Justice Rekha Palli issued a notice to the Union ministries of home and health and the Delhi government seeking their response by August 20 on the plea filed by the families of some victims.
Sources at the elite Sir Ganga Ram Hospital said in the morning they had been waiting for three days to refill their oxygen cylinders, used for transporting critically ill COVID patients.
The hospital currently has around 205 patients, out of which 60 are in a critical condition.
“The loss of lives was because oxygen was late by seven hours. We needed good pressure oxygen which could not be maintained. This worsened the situation,” said DK Baluja, MD, Jaipur Golden Hospital