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Chamarajanagar tragedy: Only 3 died due to shortage of oxygen, claims Minister

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According to Health Minister Sudhakar, 21 of 24 Covid patients died before oxygen shortage occurred

BENGALURU/CHAMARAJANAGAR:

In a new twist to reports of 23 Covid-19 patients having died at the Chamarajanagar district hospital allegedly due to oxygen shortage, Karnataka Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar claimed on Monday that ‘only’ three patients died when the oxygen shortage was ‘noticed’.

On the direction of Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa, Sudhakar and district in-charge Minister S Suresh Kumar visited the Chamarajanagar district hospital and took stock of the situation.

Sudhakar claimed that though 24 deaths were reported from the district since Sunday morning, only three people died between 12 am and 3 am when there was oxygen shortage.

The Minister said around 16 patients died from 9 am on Sunday morning to 12 midnight, while from 3 am on Monday to 7 am another five died.

“This is the primary information and I cannot reveal more as the state government has already ordered an inquiry,” he maintained.

Also Read: ‘Oxygen shortage’ blamed for 23 Covid deaths in Chamarajanagar https://thebengalurulive.com/oxygen-shortage-blamed-for-23-covid-deaths-in-chamarajanagar/

Also Read: Chamarajanagar tragedy: Govt sets up inquiry https://thebengalurulive.com/chamarajanagar-tragedy-govt-sets-up-inquiry/

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