TIRUPATI: In a tragic incident, as many as 11 patients lost their lives after oxygen supply was disrupted in a hospital.
This incident had occurred at the Ruia hospital in Tirupati, Andhra. Among the patients who died, eight of them were suffering from Covid.
The State government has ordered a probe in this regard. Chief Minister Jagan Reddy has sought a report. The local officials said that it was due to pressure related issues in Oxygen supply that the deaths took place.
Just over a week ago, a similar incident had occurred in Andhra. Eight patients who were admitted in a government hospital in Hindupur, had died over a glitch in Oxygen supply, on May 2. The patients' kin had claimed that a glitch in Oxygen supply, caused the deaths. [May 11, 2020 NewsBits.in]
AHMEDABAD: In a horrific incident, 18 coronavirus patients who were being treated in a hospital, died due to fire.
The fire broke out in the hospital in Bharuch--almost 200 kms from Ahmedabad, in Gujarat on Saturday morning.
It was a four-storey hospital building and the fire started in the Covid ward. Locals said that apart from fire, the smoke also caused the deaths.
Eyewitnesses said that it was a desvastating fire as patients' remains on burnt beds and stretechers were seen. The police and firefighters rushed to the spot and with the help of locals, evacuated the trapped patients. The administration is conducting a probe in this regard.
The hospital is designated for treating the Covid patients. This is not the first such incident. Earlier, there have been incidents of fire in different hospitals in the country and Covid patients have died in these incidents in other parts of the country including Maharashtra. [May 2, 2021 NewsBits.in]
KORBA/RAIPUR: Former Deputy Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, (late) Pyarelal Kanwar's family members including his younger son, Harish, daughter-in-law Sumitra and a granddaughter, Ashi, 4, were killed at their house in Korba.
Kanwar's elder son has been arrested for the crime along with another accomplice. Police said that Harish's elder brother Harbhajan Kanwar, his wife Dhan Kunwar and teenaged daughter, had left home just before the incident. They had told police that they had gone for morning walk.
A few minutes later, two persons entered and killed the remaining people in the house viz. Harish, Sumitra and Ashi. The two persons, Parmeshwar and Ram Prasad, who had kept faces covered, committed the murders.The eder son had informed the police about the killings.
However, there was suspicion as he told the police about turn of the events. The police had also got a tip from neighbours about conflict among the brothers' families. Harbhajan was upset that his younger brother had more money and property. Five persons have been arrested. The shocking incident took place in Korba district in Chhattisgarh.
Dhan Kunwar had planned it and her husband was part of the conspiracy. The hired killers tried a similar attack on April 18 but couldn't succeed then. The duo had entered that day but felt someone was awake inside, hence, ran away. However, on this occasion they brutally killed the trio. The messages were found in the killer's cell phone too. Kanwar was Deputy Chief Minister in undivided MP that included Chhattisgarh. [April 23, 2021 NewsBits.in]