No let-up in deaths at Rajindra Hospital

31 succumb in 24 hours

No let-up in deaths at Rajindra Hospital

Tribune News Service

Patiala, May 8

The daily toll at the Covid isolation facility of Government Rajindra Hospital continues to rise. Thirty-one patients died at the isolation wing of the hospital in the past 24 hours.

Of the 31, 14 were from Patiala while 16 were from other districts of the state. One victim was from another state.

Meanwhile, only 21 Covid patients were discharged in the past 24 hours.

So far, around 230 patients have died due to Covid at the hospital already this month. The death count was 415 last month.

Action on SOS

Surbhi Malik, in-charge, Covid isolation ward, said they had to technically examine the oxygen flow at the Covid ward after one of the doctors at the ward flagged inadequate oxygen flow at the fifth floor in an SOS.

Surbhi Malik said: “We are technically examining the issue of oxygen flow at the Covid ward. We wouldn’t let any lax happen therein. Moreover, the Sub-Divisional Officer (SDO) concerned has regularly been checking the oxygen flow.”

Surbhi Malik further added that none of the senior anaesthetists had ever raised the issue of oxygen flow with them.

The doctor had said there were some issues in the flow of oxygen and requested the authorities to look into it and take appropriate action.

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