New Delhi: Five coronavirus patients died in a private hospital in Haryana’s Hisar on Monday and their families have alleged that the shortage of medical oxygen had led to the deaths. Following the tragic incident, relatives of some of the patients, who were admitted to the designated COVID facility, held a protest outside the hospital alleging that there was a grave shortage of medical oxygen.Also Read - Haryana: Fire Breaks Out in Scrap Godown in Sector 17-18 of Gurugram; Firefighting Underway
Notably, this is the third such incident in the last 24 hours in the state. Also Read - Fashion Designer Jumps To Death From 14th Floor In Gurugram, Probe Ordered
Meanwhile, Gurgaon district administration ordered a probe into the deaths. Narnaul Deputy Commissioner Ajay Kumar, who is currently officiating as the DC of Rewari district, said the allegations of oxygen shortage and four deaths were made by the hospital. Also Read - Haryana Woman Arrested Day After Her Range Rover SUV Rammed Himachal Man's Car, Killing Him on Spot
“The sub divisional magistrate, chief medical officer and other officials are at the hospital to find out what led to these deaths. They (the hospital) are claiming that there was an oxygen shortage. However, from the administration’s end, regular supply has been given. So, we are finding out where the gap arose, all this is being investigated, Kumar had told PTI over phone earlier in the day.
COVID-19 Cases in Haryana
Haryana has seen a rise in coronavirus cases and fatalities in the current month. The demand for medical liquid oxygen has also increased in hospitals.
On Sunday, the state recorded the highest single-day rise in its COVID-19 death toll with 64 more people succumbing to the disease on Sunday as well as 10,985 fresh cases, which pushed the tally to 4,24,319. Gurgaon district continued to remain the worst-hit as it again recorded a big spike in cases on Sunday.
In view of a surge in COVID-19 cases to check further spread of the infection, the district administration of Gurgaon and a few other districts, which have seen a spike in cases, on Sunday ordered imposition of Section 144 of the CrPC with immediate effect prohibiting the gathering of more than four people at one place, unless specifically permitted.