At least ten Covid-19 patients have died in Maharashtra's Vasai allegedly due to lack of oxygen.
While the relatives of the deceased alleged that the coronavirus patients who were admitted to the hospitals succumbed due to scarcity of oxygen, hospital authorities have dismissed the allegations and claimed that all patients who died were seriously comorbid and there was no shortage of oxygen, reports Times Now.
"It's only hospital accepting critical patients in the area. Those patients died either due to their age or comorbidities," said a doctor when asked about seven Covid-19 patients who died allegedly due to lack of oxygen at a hospital in Nalasopara.
"I wish to draw the attention of PM Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to the development and appealed for help," Nala Sopara MLA Kshitij Thakur said.
"There is an acute shortage of oxygen in the Vasai taluka. Notably, the supply can run for only three hours. Unfortunately, three lives have already been lost due to no oxygen supply in our area. I request to look into this serious matter and provide ample oxygen supply to the tehsil. This will prevent any more loss of lives," Thakur added.
According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, 1,61,736 new cases were registered on Monday (12 April). Maharashtra has reported the highest daily new cases at 51,751. It is followed by Uttar Pradesh with 13,604 while Chhattisgarh reported 13,576 new cases.
Maharashtra alone accounts for 44.78 per cent of the total active caseload of the country and the state saw the maximum casualties at 258.
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