Source - The Statesman
When the state was busy in recovering the covid-19 patients, and was totally in trauma because of the sudden increase of covid cases, and mostly for the shortage of the oxygen.
Suddenly again they’re shocked because of the pathetic death news of the 22 covid patients, for the leakage of the oxygen cylinder in Nashik Hospital.
Officials said :
Officials told that all these 22 patients were on ventilator support, died after an abrupt drop in the oxygen pressure, because of the leakage in the oxygen supplies.
This heart broken incident had occurred at Dr Zakir Hussain Hospital run by Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC).
Gathered Reports :
As per as the report, Dr Zakir Hussain Hospital is run by the Bharatiya Janata Party-ruled NMC. This hospital is one of the biggest civic bodies and also one of the worst covid-19 hotspots area in the state.
Those 22 patients gasped for breathing and died on their ventilator beds. At least 150 patients were undergoing treatment on oxygen beds and another two dozen on ventilator beds when the tragedy struck.
Minister’s point of view for this incident :
Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope said, “It’s a very serious incident coming because of a drop in pressure of the oxygen being administered to the patients.” NMC Municipal Commissioner Kailash Jadhav termed it as “a very sad tragedy” and had also ordered a probe into the incident and assured action against all found guilty of lapses.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah said, “he was stunned to learn of the Nashik hospital tragedy and expressed his condolences to the kin of the victims.”
Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) ally Shiv Sena Tourism Minister Aditya Thackeray had expressed sorrow over this incident and had also assured that this incident will be probed.
Nationalist Congress Party’s (NCP’s) Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar condoled the tragedy and assured a high-level investigation.
Congress State Spokesperson Sachin Sawant demanded a thorough inquiry into the tragedy and punishing all those found guilty.
Sachin Sawant asked, “The hospital is managed by NMC, which is under the BJP-rule. BJP must take responsibility. Where are the BJP Mayor and 3 BJP MLAs absconding?”
His cabinet colleague Chhagan Bhujbal and other senior political leaders have rushed to Nashik for a spot assessment of the situation. BJP’s Leader of Opposition (Council) Pravin Darekar attacked the MVA government and demanded lodging of cases under culpable homicide against the NMC Commissioner Jadhav, accusing him of being ‘solely responsible’ for the incident.
The Nashik Police :
The Nashik Police have tightened security around the hospital area. They’re trying to investigate the exact reason behind this incident.