Tirupati: Eleven patients died due to shortage in oxygen supply at the SVRR government general hospital in Tirupati on Monday evening. Though the exact number of casualties was yet to be officially announced, sources confirmed to TOI that 11 patients had died in the brief disruption in oxygen.
Government claimed that the supply was affected for just a few minutes during which time the tragedy took place. Relatives of some of the patients, however, claimed that supply was disrupted for at least 25 minutes.
There are about 135 ICU beds and 400-plus oxygen beds at the hospital where some 1,100 Covid-19 patients have been admitted at present.
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