Maharashtra: 22 Patients Die Due To Oxygen Leakage At A Hospital In Nashik

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Nashik, 21 April 2021: A total of 22 patients have lost their lives in an oxygen tank leak at Zakir Hussain Hospital in Nashik. Maharashtra State Health Minister Rajesh Tope has given this information quoting the administration.


Meanwhile, there are fears of losing more patients. Some of the patients in the hospital have been shifted to other hospitals.

An oxygen tank had leaked at Nashik Municipal Corporation’s Zakir Hussain Hospital. The leak started while oxygen was being filled into the tank from a tanker. A rescue team had arrived at the spot to prevent the leak in the tank and to repair it.


Health Minister Tope said, “The valve of the oxygen tank was leaking. The oxygen tank leaked and the oxygen pressure dropped, killing the patients on the ventilators.”


The hospital had 150 patients, of whom 23 were on ventilators and others on oxygen, he said.


The minister said a high-level inquiry will be conducted into all the cases and action will be taken against those who are found guilty.

Meanwhile, Leader of Opposition in the Legislative Council Praveen Darekar has demanded that the Municipal Commissioner be held responsible for the ‘murder’.


Meanwhile, a large crowd was gathering at the hospital after receiving information about the accident and police have rushed to the spot. Police are dispersing the crowd so as not to violate Corona’s rules. Police personnel have been deployed to prevent the situation from escalating due to emotional outbursts of relatives. The Commissioner of Police himself was present at the spot.


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