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UP:Patient dies allegedly due to non-availability of Oxygen at SN Medical College Hospital


UP:Patient dies allegedly due to non-availability of Oxygen at SN Medical College Hospital

Agra: The son of a 59 year old deceased admitted to SN Medical College’s emergency wing alleged that his father passed away due to non availability of ‘oxygen supply’ at the college hospital on Monday. The college authorities however, were quick to deny the allegation.

Amal Kumar Sharma, speaking about his father Rajanish Sharma, said, “I had taken my father to the district hospital, after he complained of difficulty in breathing. From there he was referred to SN Medical College. We had come here around 12 in the noon and the doctors did not pay attention to him.”

Amal claimed to the TOI that his father’s condition worsened due to non availability of oxygen at the required moment. When doctors finally brought an oxygen cylinder, it was empty. In fact, five cylinders were brought, but all of them were empty. I have spoken to the medical officer on duty and he has assured me that he will look into the matter,” he said. Soon after coming to know about the incident, I inquired about it. There was no scarcity of oxygen at the emergency ward. Moreover, I have not received any written complaint from the deceased’s kin so far.”

The authorities on their part had a different story to tell.

“Soon after coming to know about the incident, I inquired about it. There was no scarcity of oxygen at the emergency ward. Moreover, I have not received any written complaint from the deceased’s kin so far.” SN Medical College, Principal ,Saroj Singh revealed, denying allegations about the college hospital being responsible for the patients death, due to non availability of emergency equipment on the college premises.


Source: with inputs
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