As different countries continue to fight covid-19 disease which has struck many people, many hospital are experiencing a surge in the demand for oxygen. Many patients are being sent to Intensive Care Units as they complain of breathing problems. This has led to even shortage of beds hence becoming a National concern in the fight against the fatal disease.
According to the India's local media, 22 patient's out of the 170 who were under the oxygen supply in the hospital have died after a leakage occured in a supply tank. The disruption took place in Zakir Hussain Hospital in Nashik, a city in Maharashtra state which is the worst hit by the latest spike in coronavirus cases in the country. However, according to Sanjay Bairangi the fire officer, the leakage was later plugged in by a fire service within 15 minutes.
Televisions images shown huge white fumes spreading in the hospital area causing panic. India's health care system and othe essential services are said to be almost close to collapse as the coronavirus tears through the country with devastating speed.
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