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Inquiry ordered into the death of 4 Covid patients in Jammu | India News


JAMMU: The Jammu and Kashmir administration ordered an investigation into the deaths of four people, allegedly due to shortages of medical oxygen, at a private hospital in Jammu.
Four people undergoing treatment for Covid-19 at the Shri Chander Hospital and Medical Sciences Faculties of Acharaya (ASCOMS) had died on Saturday and Sunday, and the relatives of one of the patients had alleged that the deaths were due to oxygen shortage, while management denied it.
Health and Medical Education Department Financial Commissioner Atal Dulloo appointed Jammu Divisional Commissioner Raghav Langer to investigate the circumstances that led to the incident. The order issued by the divisional commissioner said that the investigating officer would investigate the circumstances that led to the incident. The patients were alleged to have died in hospital because authorities had cut off the oxygen supply for some time for reasons best known to them.
A video also appeared on social media in which the relatives of a deceased accused the hospital administration of “breaking” the oxygen supply, prompting the authorities to take note of the incident.
Previously, ASCOMS Senior Director Dr. Pavan Malhotra had denied the oxygen shortage allegations. “The oxygen supply to the hospital is adequate and we will not admit any non-Covid patients to focus on the care of Covid patients,” said the director.

Times of India