In a bizarre incident, the life-saving Oxygen became the cause of the death of 22 people as an Oxygen tanker leaked while tankers were being filled at Dr Zakir Hussain Hospital in Nashik, Maharashtra.
District Collector informed that 22 patients at hospital died due to low oxygen supply following leakage while several are in critical condition in Nashik.
Maharashtra health minister Rajesh Tope informed that “Due to the valves leakage of the tanker in Nashik, there was massive Oxygen leakage. There must definitely have been an impact on the hospital it was going to but I’m yet to gather more information. We’ll issue a press note after gathering more information”.
It’s an unfortunate incident. We’re trying to get a detailed report. We’ve ordered an enquiry as well. Those who are responsible will not be spared said FDA Minister Dr Rajendra Shingane on Nashik Oxygen tanker leak incident