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Nashik Oxygen Leak: 22 COVID-19 Patients Died After Tank Leak Incident

Around 22 COVID-19 patients died after an oxygen tanker leaked in Nashik. Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope also confirmed the incident taking place. Officials to probe the matter

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The pandemic Coronavirus outspread recorded a rapid surge in the country, which resulted in peeking numbers of highest single-day cases. On Wednesday, India recorded more than 2.95 lakh single-day fresh cases. Owing to this new wave hospitals are filled with COVID-19 positive patients. According to the latest reports, after a tanker leak incident in Nashik around 22 patients lost their life. More than 80 patients had to be shifted to another hospital immediately.

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Approximately 22 patients were reportedly on the ventilators at the Zakir Hussain NMC Hospital, in Nashik. They died on Wednesday after the oxygen leakage incident took place in the storage tank. The officials from the hospital have reportedly promised the probe of the matter. ANI tweeted, “22 people have died in Nashik oxygen tanker leak incident till now, confirms Nashik DM.”  

Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope has also confirmed the incident taking place. He informed the media portals, “As per the information available with us, the leakage was spotted at the oxygen tank which was supplying oxygen to these patients. The interrupted supply could be linked to the deaths of the patients in the hospital.”

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For the unversed, several hospitals in India have reported running out of oxygen. PM Narendra Modi in his address to the nation also confessed about the nation being in oxygen crises. Such leakage surely adds more to the concerns.

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