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11 Covid patients die as oxygen supply delayed at Tirupati hospital
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11 Covid patients die as oxygen supply delayed at Tirupati hospital
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Tirupati, May 11 (TIWN) Tragedy struck the renowned Ruia Hospital in Andhra Pradesh's Tirupati on Monday as 11 Covid patients lost their lives due to an interruption in oxygen supply, Chittoor District Collector Harinarayan said.

Several other patients affected by the interruption were reported to be in a critical condition. “So far, 11 patients have been declared dead. Rest of the patients are being treated. Around 30 doctors are in the ICU, monitoring the patients who are on ventilators, trying to save them. We will save as many patients as we can,” Hari Narayanan said.   

The Collector claimed there was no scarcity of oxygen in the hospital, and adequate supply was in place. “The tanker we have right now will be sufficient. More tankers will arrive in the morning,” he told the media. In all, about 700 COVID-19 patients were undergoing treatment in the ICU and oxygen beds at Ruia hospital, while another 300 were in normal wards,  according to PTI. 

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