Nashik: 22 patients died due to oxygen leak, PM Modi calls accident 'heartbreaking'

Nashik: 22 patients have died due to oxygen leakage at Dr. Zakir Hussain Hospital in Nashik, Maharashtra on Wednesday. PM Narendra Modi has expressed grief over the incident. PM Modi tweeted, "The incident caused by an oxygen tank leak at a hospital in Nashik is heartbreaking, sad to hear about the death of people. Condolences to the families of the victims in this hour of grief".

Home Minister Amit Shah has expressed deep condolences over the incident. He wrote on his Twitter handle, "I am distressed to hear of an accident caused by an oxygen leak at a hospital in Nashik. I express my deepest condolences on the irreparable loss to those who lost their loved ones in this accident. I pray to God for the well-being of all other patients".

On this issue, Maharashtra FDA Minister Rajendra Shingne said "We are awaiting a detailed report. We've ordered an inquiry. Those who are guilty will not be spared". According to the Nashik commissioner, 150 patients were admitted to the hospital. Of these, 23 were on ventilators while others were on oxygen. It is said that oxygen leakage occurred while feeling oxygen in the hospital and the accident took place.


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