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Nine Russian Coronavirus Patients Die After Oxygen Supply Malfunctions

Nine coronavirus sufferers died in a Russian hospital within the southern metropolis of Vladikavkaz after an oxygen pipe burst underground, slicing provide to an intensive care ward. (For illustration)

Regional authorities have agreed with the defence ministry to provide oxygen to the entire metropolis’s hospitals from the city of Mozdok.

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  • Last Updated:August 10, 2021, 08:51 IST
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Nine coronavirus sufferers died in a Russian hospital within the southern metropolis of Vladikavkaz after an oxygen pipe burst underground, slicing provide to an intensive care ward, Russian information businesses reported on Monday.

”Nine sufferers with coronavirus died on account of a scarcity of oxygen,” the TASS information company cited the native well being ministry as saying.

”A complete of 71 individuals have been in intensive care, not all have been (receiving) oxygen provide,” TASS quoted the ministry as saying.

Regional authorities have agreed with the defence ministry to provide oxygen to the entire metropolis’s hospitals from the city of Mozdok, round 80 kms (50 miles) north of Vladikavkaz, RIA reported.

”There was a burst within the oxygen pipe from the reservoir, which is underground, and the oxygen provide was stopped,” appearing head of the North Ossetia area, the place Vladikavkaz is situated, was cited by RIA information company as saying.

”Medical workers has began to attach the sufferers who’re on ventilators to oxygen tanks. Oxygen tanks have began to reach,” appearing head of North Ossetia Sergei Menyailo mentioned.

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