Monday, June 14, 2021

Andhra CM declares ₹10 lakh each to kin of victims who died of low oxygen pressure

Andhra Pradesh: Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy government on Tuesday announced ₹10 lakh ex-gratia for the families of those who died at Ruia Hospital in Tirupati on Monday. Yesterday, 11 patients, who were on ventilator support, died due to low pressure in the medical oxygen supply at Ruia Government Hospital.

Soon after the incident, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy ordered an inquiry into the matter. “Reasons for the incident must be identified and steps should be taken to ensure that no such incidents occur again,” Reddy said.

The CM also ordered to monitor the situation at every hospital in the state round the clock. He directed officials to give special focus on the management of oxygen systems in hospitals besides oxygen collection and supply.

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