Lack of oxygen kills 24 patients in Karnataka, probe ordered

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Lack of oxygen kills people in Karnataka (Image: Twitter/ians_india)
Lack of oxygen kills people in Karnataka (Image: Twitter/ians_india)

Bengaluru : The Karnataka government has ordered a probe in a matter where 24 patients allegedly lost their lives due to lack of oxygen. The deaths were reported at the hospital in Chamarajanagar, other 144 patients are being treated at the hospital.

23 out of 24 fatalities were being treated for coronavirus.

Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa has appointed IAS officer Shivayogi Kalasad to investigate the deaths of the 23 patients. The report for the same needs to be submitted to the government within three days.

Dr. Ashwathnarayan C N, the Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka, tweeted:

Meanwhile, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi posted a question on the state government over the deaths of people due to lack of oxygen.

The All India Congress Committee general secretary and Karnataka in-charge, Randeep Singh Surjewala demanded the arrest of the Health Minister. "This is murder by designed negligence of Yediyurappa Govt ! The Health Minister must resign. Will CM Yediyurappa ji own moral responsibility for the deaths?" Mr Surjewala tweeted.

Karnataka reported 37,733 fresh COVID-19 cases, 21,149 recoveries, and 217 deaths in the past 24 hours. The number of active cases in the state stands at 4,21,436 with 11,64,398 recoveries.