ICU Ward Occupants Die Due to Alleged Oxygen Supply Failure

ICU patients infected with Covid-19 have died in two government-run hospitals due to alleged oxygen supply failure, following a viral video showing nurses trying to resuscitate patients.

ICU patients infected with Covid-19 have died in two government-run hospitals due to alleged oxygen supply failure, following a viral video showing nurses trying to resuscitate patients. 

A viral video by a patient’s relative has been circulating, showing panic due to an alleged shortage in oxygen supply, which left four patients dead in al-Husseiniya Central Hospital in Sharqia governorate on Sunday. 

Following the outrage on social media, Sharqia governor Mamdouh Ghorab maintained that oxygen was available in Husseiniya hospital. 

 Ghorab said, “Only four cases were on ventilators. The death was natural as a result of the deterioration of their condition because of the infection with the Coronavirus and their chronic diseases.”

Another video went viral on January 2, having similar allegations of oxygen supply running out in Zefta General Hospital causing disorder in the ward and several patients dead. 

Prosecutors have now opened an investigation into the deaths of said patients. 

Egypt has been struggling to curb its coronavirus cases reporting a spike during the holiday season. There are 1,277 additional cases as of Monday bringing the country’s total to 143,464.


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