Three Oxygen-Deprived Patients Die in Jodhpur Hospital

by Kathy Jones on  September 3, 2011 at 9:28 PM Indian Health News
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In a tragic incident, three patients died at a private hospital in Jodhpur after the hospital staff failed to replace their empty oxygen cylinders.
 Three Oxygen-Deprived Patients Die in Jodhpur Hospital
Three Oxygen-Deprived Patients Die in Jodhpur Hospital

Vinod Panwar, 45, Kamla Devi, 35 and 60-year old Choti Begum were admitted in the ICU unit of the MDM hospital over the weekend. On Friday, the relatives of the patients noticed that the oxygen cylinders were empty and brought it to the notice of the nurse.

When she called up the supply station, she was told that there were no oxygen cylinders, forcing the relatives to ask for the cylinders at other hospitals but it was too late as all the three patients died before the cylinders could reach the hospital.

The superintendent of the hospital, Arvind Mathur said that he will start an inquiry into the incident. "I will start my inquiry after reaching Jodhpur by night. We will have to look into the medical condition of these victims viz-a-viz the disturbance in the supply of oxygen. Only then we will be in a position to arrive at any conclusion", he said.

Source: Medindia

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