5 die in Haryana due to Oxygen shortage

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    New Delhi (NVI): Five COVID-19 patients died today at a private hospital in Haryana’s Hisar due to alleged grave shortage of medical oxygen at the facility.

    According to the reports, police has been verifying the allegations made by the relatives of deceased people.

    Three of the patients who died at the hospital hailed from Haryana’s Hisar district, one belonged to Delhi and another one was from Punjab.

    A police official said the bodies of the deceased were sent to the Agroha Medical College here following protocols and guidelines issued by the government for dealing with those who die of Covid-19.

    He also said Hisar’s Chief Medical Officer will investigate the entire incident.

    Any action by the police, if needed, will be taken based on CMO’s investigation report, the police official added.

    Yesterday, four patients had died in a private hospital in Rewari allegedly due to a shortage of medical oxygen following which the district administration launched an investigation to ascertain the reason behind the deaths.

    The country is reeling under the grave shortage of medical grade oxygen following the rise in COVID-19 cases.