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One more patient dies due to lack of oxygen in Delhi

Source : IANS
Last Updated: Wed, Dec 05, 2012 17:00 hrs

New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Another patient died at a government hospital here Wednesday, a day after four others died due to disruption of centralised oxygen supply, an official said.

"Vikram, 65, an east Delhi resident suffering from head injury and who was on life support, died due to lack of oxygen in Sushruta Trauma Centre on Wednesday morning," said a hospital official.

Four patients died Tuesday in the hospital in north Delhi due to disruption of centralised oxygen supply. An inquiry has been ordered into the incident.

Police have registered a case under Indian Penal Code's section 187 (negligent conduct with respect to machinery) and section 304A (death due to negligence) against the hospital authorities and the oxygen supplier.

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