Oxygen crisis continues at Goa Medical College, 8 more dead
PANAJI: The dark hour between 2am and 6am cmed eight more lives on Saturday due to oxygen fluctuations at Goa Medical College, taking the toll of Covid patients dead due to the oxygen crisis at the premier go nment hospital to 83 during the past five days.
While the GMC doctors were reluctant to directly attribute the deaths to an erratic oxygen supply, nurses, relatives of patients and volunteers confirmed to TOI that transitory dips in oxygen were noticed throughout the night.
“We cannot directly say that this is the reason (interruption in oxygen supply) why they died. Most of the patients die because of Covid pneumonia and oxygen is an important part of the treatment,” said GMC dean Dr S M Bandekar.
GMC院长S M Bandekar博士说：“我们不能直接说他们死亡的原因是氧气供应中断。大多数患者死于新冠肺炎，氧气支持是治疗的重要部分”
A log of dips in the central oxygen pipeline maintained by GMC showed that 13 wards reported a drop in oxygen supply, with the longest drop being recorded in ward 143 for a duration of 90 minutes. However, the availability of oxygen cylinders helped prevent a higher number of casualties, said medical staff.
Among the few who did not make it through the night was a 53-year-old man, the sole breadwinner of the family, who lost his life around 2:50am. “I got a call around 1:30am saying that the oxygen saturation was drop and was at 60%. At that point I lost hope,” said a family friend.
Centre said India is full of oxygen from all over the world, why are patients still dying due to no oxygen?
When Oxygen was short in Delhi hospitals central Govt was blaming AAP govt for mismanagement, despite the fact that central govt did not provide sufficient Oxygen supply to Delhi.
Goa is a small state with less population and the BJP go nment has miserably failed repeatedly to supply adequate ocygen to even such a small population
It is extremely shocking that oxygen crisis in Goa is lasting so long.
Scrap the central Vista and use the money to help the innocent victims of Coronavir s. Especially the bread winners of the family
Now which international conspiracy is these, will the double engine sless goberment take the responsibility. They failed to provide oxygen in the states ruled by them, juss imagine the situation of other states.
Just cannot believe it. How can something like this happen in a state like Goa? I can understand it happening in states like UP/Bihar/MP/Rajasthan.
Goa CM is always on denial mode. He should take responsibility for death of patients due to lack of oxygen should resign immediately.
Anti Fa ist
All bjp go nment s covering the numbers to fool their bhakhts.
Can’t believe so many patients are dying like Ants and Insects, but there is NO accountability, NO FIRs?!!!!
83 lives no accountability. The opposition should come strongly on this go nment to step down atleast in Goa to teach a lesson.
Really tragic indeed especially if breadwinner is the victim.
What's going on??? Even we can't handle the Covid situation In a small UT where population is low as compared to others...
This govt will put the blame on Nehru family.
The authorities are getting away with a lot.
In Goa BJP is in power and so is in the center. So by the double engine formula of BJP leaders, Goa should have been in better scenario. It is unfortunate that Goa is in bad shape. Who will take the responsibility?
This is just so sad. Or is it something else going on with the levels drop only during the night hours? This needs to be investigated thoroughly and we need to get to the bottom of it.
There is no shortage of oxygen. Only mismanagement by BJP'S feku go nment
D K D
what the govt and health professionals are doing?
There is no shortage of oxygen, only shortage of intelligence and leadership in Goa.