Bed and oxygen crunch major cause of death


Covid-19 patients in Sudur Pashchim Province are exposed to fatal risks due to acute shortage of oxygen and beds.

According to the data made available by Sudur Pashchim Health Directorate, 85 Covid-19 patients succumbed to the infection in the past week in the province. Most of the fatalities were caused due to insufficiency of oxygen, confirmed health personnel involved in treatment of patients.

The shortage of oxygen has compelled relatives of the ailing patients to wander in search of it.

As stated by Dr Hemraj Pandey, medical superintendent of Seti Provincial Hospital, most of the admitted coronavirus patients are reeling under the acute shortage of oxygen.

If the need for oxygen is not met soon, the situation will further worsen, Pandey claimed. No hospital facility in Dhangadhi has enough oxygen which has put Covid patients at great risk.