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7 Covid-19 patients die due to lack of oxygen Cylinder in Pakistan’s Hospital

Islamabad: 7 Covid-19 patients died at the Pakistan’s Peshawar’ Khyber Teaching Hospital on Saturday as oxygen cylinders from Rawalpindi failed to arrive on time.

Hospital authorities told that the incident took place on Saturday when the coronavirus patients died due to non-supply of continuous oxygen as Hospital sources disclosed that patients in other wards of the hospital were also facing difficulties due to the absence of oxygen cylinders.

“The hospital receives oxygen cylinders from Rawalpindi,” said Khyber Teaching Hospital spokesperson. “Oxygen cylinders from Rawalpindi did not arrive on time.”

He said that patients are in more need of oxygen during winters, adding that the hospital was carrying out a probe to find out why the cylinders did not arrive in time.

Provincial health minister Taimur Jhagra tweeted about the incident, saying that he had directed the hospital’s board of governors to complete an inquiry and take action within two days.

“There was an incident at KTH last night involving a shortage of oxygen supply.

I have directed the BoG to conduct an immediate inquiry & take action within 48 hours. If found unsatisfactory, or if otherwise required, the govt will immediately order its own independent inquiry,” he tweeted. 

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