A “minor” leakage of medical oxygen passed off within the SSG Hospital at Vadodara in Gujarat on Monday morning after a pipe carrying the life-saving gasoline for COVID-19 patients acquired punctured, an official mentioned. Nearly 600 COVID-19 patients are on oxygen help at the government-run hospital, however the provide was not hindered because the leakage was plugged inside 20 minutes, Dr Ranjan Aiyer, the medical superintendent of the power mentioned.
The leakage passed off within the ‘New Surgical Block’ premises of the Sir Sayajirao General (SSG) Hospital when the copper pipe, which transports oxygen from the primary tank to completely different wards, acquired broken.
“It was a minor leakage as the copper pipe got punctured at one place. A small amount of oxygen leaked. The issue was resolved by our staff within 20 minutes,” Dr Aiyer mentioned.
Of the entire 766 COVID-19 patients present process remedy at the hospital, round 600 are on oxygen help, the official mentioned.
“The leakage had no impact on the oxygen supply to our patients. They didn’t even get to know that such a thing had happened,” he mentioned.
On April 21, 22 COVID-19 patients suffocated to demise when their oxygen provide stopped all of the sudden due to a malfunction in the primary storage at a civic-run hospital in Nashik metropolis of Maharashtra.
(With PTI inputs)