Dr Shankul Dwivedi, Indian Medical Association (IMA) national joint secretary (junior doctors’ network), said Madhya Pradesh government has hushed facts about deaths due to oxygen shortage in absence of proper data. It should come with facts and make preparations to control third wave accordingly. It is not justified to sideline the fact, which is open to public.
Deaths due to oxygen shortage
· April 18: At least 12 deaths were reported in ICU of government medical college in Shahdol district, officials said. All died of critical illness and not due to oxygen shortage but admitted to low pressure of oxygen.
· April 27: Amid allegations of oxygen shortage, two patients died at Kamla Raja Hospital in Gwalior district.
· April 12: Allegations of five deaths in Bhopal due to oxygen scarcity.
· April 23: Five Covid patients undergoing treatment in ICU of a private hospital in Madhya Pradesh’s Jabalpur city died allegedly after medical oxygen exhausted at Galaxy Hospital.