Four Covid patients die in Nizamabad Hospital, kin cry foul

By Author  |  Published: 10th Jul 2020  8:49 pm

Nizamabad: The death of four patients in Nizamabad Government General Hospital since Thursday night sparked a controversy with relatives of the deceased alleging that the death was due to the failure in supply of oxygen in the hospital. Hospital authorities refuted the charges and said it was incorrect to attribute the cause of death to lack of oxygen supply.

Hospital superintendent Dr Nageshwar Rao said that lack of oxygen supply was not the reason for the deaths. These patients were being treated for the past 10 to 20 days and they had other complications like hypertension, diabetes and obesity.

Four persons admitted to the hospital died and three of them were suffering from Covid-19, while the fourth suffered a paralytic stroke. While their relatives alleged that oxygen supply was stopped due to a technical failure for sometime leading to their deaths, authorities said there were nearly 40 patients in the ward and that if there was oxygen supply problems, all would have been affected. But that was not the case, they said.

Among the Covid patients, three were women and one male. The paralysis affected patient was also a female. The Covid patients hailed from Yedapally, Bheemgal and Jakranpally mandals and the paralysis patient was from Nandipet mandal.

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