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Ujjain: Five Covid-19 patients die, kin allege lack of oxygen supply

Some people, along with members of the Congress, protested at the hospital in Ujjain city of Madhya Pradesh on Thursday, alleging that members of their families died due to lack of oxygen supply there

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Some people, along with members of

the Congress, protested at the district hospital in Ujjain city of on Thursday, alleging that five members of their families, who were undergoing treatment for coronavirus, died due to lack of supply there.

These deaths were reported at the hospital located in Madhav Nagar on Wednesday night.

However, talking to PTI, district collector Ashish Singh said there was no problem of supply at the facility.

"There were 132 patients in the hospital and 80 per cent of them are on support," he added.

There certainly is a shortage of oxygen supply, but we are making it available from different sources, he admitted.

"A patient's relative might have got wrong information that oxygen supply has dried up. Since then, there was this furore," the collector said.

Two patients died on Wednesday and as many on Thursday, he said, adding that they were not patients.

"In such a big hospital, deaths occur everyday, but to say that these deaths were caused due to lack of oxygen supply is totally wrong," he added.

Ujjain is the adjoining district of Indore, the worst-hit district in in terms of infection cases.

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First Published: Fri, April 09 2021. 07:31 IST