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Two patients died at Bengaluru hospital due to low flow of oxygen

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Bengaluru, May 04: Despite having ample time on its hands, the State Government failed to anticipate the severity of the second wave, at least three hospitals in the Bengaluru were in a a dire situation on Monday as they ran out of oxygen, throwing patients and their families into a tizzy.

2 patients died at Bengaluru hospital due to low flow of oxygen

According to reports, two coronavirus patients in Bengaluru's Arka Hospital died due to lack of oxygen shortage.

The hospital had put out an SOS request on May 3 evening and the situation turned critical by 8 pm. By the time adequate help arrived at 4 am, it was too late.

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Earlier, as many as 24 patients including 23 suffering from COVID-19 died in Karnataka's Chamarajanagar due to alleged oxygen shortage in the district hospital. Nine persons, including the wife of a doctor, died in Kalaburagi district reportedly due to lack of oxygen.

A pall of gloom descended on the Chamarajanagar district hospital as the grieving kin of the deceased gathered after hearing the news.

The deaths of Covid-19 patients in Chamarajanagar and Kalaburagi hospitals in less than 24 hours due to non-availability of medical oxygen have exposed the lack of a sturdy distribution mechanism as well as official bungling.

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