Kin claim death due to oxygen crisis; administration denies

Kin claim death due to oxygen crisis; administration denies

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Jammu, May 1

The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Saturday clarified that no patient had died due to shortage of oxygen supply at Acharya Shri Chander College of Medical Sciences (ASCOM) hospital here as regular replenishment was being undertaken as per requirement raised.

The statement comes after the family of a Covid patient claimed that she died at ASCOM hospital, aka Batra hospital, due to non-availability of the life-saving gas.

A statement issued by the administration said while there is an increasing demand, no patient had died due to shortage of oxygen. Earlier, noisy scenes were witnessed here after relatives of the deceased blamed the hospital. The management denied charge. “Four deaths have taken place today (Saturday) due to various reasons but not because of shortage of oxygen,” hospital principal Pawan Malhotra said. — PTI

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