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Five Covid-19 patients die at Roorkee hospital due to disruption in oxygen supply

At least five patients have died at a Covid-19 treatment facility in Uttarakhand's Haridwar district due to disruption in the supply of medical oxygen.

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Haridwar Updated on: May 05, 2021 17:19 IST
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Five Covid-19 patients die at Roorkee hospital due to disruption in oxygen supply

At least five patients have died at a Covid-19 treatment facility in Uttarakhand's Haridwar district due to disruption in the supply of medical oxygen on Wednesday. The incident took place at a private Covid facility in Roorkee.

The incident occurred in the early hours on Wednesday when oxygen supply to the hospital remained disrupted between 1.30 and 2 am. One of the patients who died was on ventilator support while four others were on oxygen beds.

"Five COVID-19 patients, including woman, die at a private hospital in Roorkee in Uttarakhand’s Haridwar district allegedly due to disruption in oxygen supply to the facility for around 30 minutes," news agency PTI quoted a doctor as saying.

Meanwhile, a magisterial probe has been ordered into the incident, Haridwar District Magistrate C Ravishankar said.

A medical audit of the hospital is also being conducted by a team comprising the Chief Medical Superintendent of Roorkee's joint government hospital and two doctors, he said.

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