Relatives of the lifeless sufferers have been inconsolable on the Covid hospital in Chamarajanagar on Monday blaming the federal government for the carnage
MYSURU: Chamarajanagar deputy commissioner MR Ravi, who’s dealing with flak over the demise of 23 Covid-19 sufferers on the district hospital, on Tuesday accused his Mysuru counterpart of not “responding properly” to the midnight disaster on Sunday. He disputed her claims on the well timed provide of oxygen.
“I personally contacted the vendor in Mysuru at 11.45pm on Sunday and sought additional supplies as a result of which 50 oxygen cylinders were delivered at 2.20am on Monday. Mysuru deputy commissioner Rohini Sindhuri’s claim that 250 oxygen cylinders were delivered is far from truth,” alleged Ravi in an announcement.
This got here a day after the Mysuru district administration issued an announcement that it had ensured the provision of 250 oxygen cylinders “on humanitarian grounds” within the hour of disaster. TOI tried to contact Sindhuri to hunt response on the allegations made by Ravi, however there was no reply from her on the time of going to press.
‘First batch of oxy cylinders came only after stock was exhausted’
After an emergency cupboard assembly, chief minister BS Yediyurappa stated the federal government wouldn’t spare any official discovered responsible. “We’ve sought a report from IAS officer Shivayogi Kalasad in three days. Based on the report, we will take action,” he stated.
Ravi alleged 66 oxygen cylinders reached him round 1.30pm on Sunday when the liquid medical oxygen storage tank within the hospital bought exhausted. Around 6pm, he acquired 65 oxygen cylinders from a non-public vendor in Mysuru. There was a requirement for 100 extra cylinders, however they weren’t delivered on time, he alleged. He stated 70 cylinders arrived round 6am on Monday — 40 have been from the district administration and 30 from a non-public vendor.
Sources stated Chamarajanagar district administration has submitted a report back to the federal government, claiming three sufferers died resulting from oxygen scarcity. Ravi stated: “As per the report, only three persons died due to the severe oxygen shortage. Seven persons died due to hypoxic brain injury and others due to Covid complications.”
Opposition chief within the legislative meeting, Siddaramaiah, and KPCC president DK Shivakumar, who visited the hospital to take inventory of the state of affairs, alleged the toll was 27, not 23. “Health minister K Sudhakar and Chamarajanagar district minister Suresh Kumar have hidden information about four other deaths, which also occurred due to shortage of oxygen,” Siddaramaiah alleged, demanding a judicial probe and Rs 25 lakh compensation to the victims.
The opposition leaders demanded motion towards the 2 deputy commissioners and sought the resignation of Sudhakar.