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Oxygen mock drill causes death of 22 patients in Agra, UP govt orders probe

Oxygen mock drill causes death of 22 patients in Agra, UP govt orders probe

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Agra: A video purportedly of a director of a private nursing home in Agra claiming several COVID-19 patients died as a result of a mock exercise that allegedly cut off medical oxygen supply, has gone viral. “I decided to conduct an experiment/mock drill as we were facing an acute shortage of oxygen as people were not ready to discharge their patients despite multiple requests. At 7 AM on April 26, we snapped the oxygen supply for five minutes. Soon, 22 patients’ bodies turned blue and they started gasping for breath so we came to know that they won’t survive in case there is no oxygen. Then, we ask family members of the remaining 74 patients to arrange their own oxygen cylinders”, Arinjay Jain, owner of Paras Hospital on NH 2 can be heard saying in the purported video which is not ver...
Kashmiri innovator creates affordable oxygen concentrator amid COVID-19 crisis

Kashmiri innovator creates affordable oxygen concentrator amid COVID-19 crisis

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Srinagar: At a time when thousands of COVID-19 positive patients in India are gasping for oxygen, A Kashmiri innovator has made a prototype of an Oxygen Concentrator. Muhammad Ismail Mir from north Kashmir's Bandipora has been working on this for months and finally he says the prototype is ready. He is now waiting for an expert opinion and value addition to his innovation. ''I made this oxygen concentrator as there is immense demand for it due to COVID. We need to pre plan to deal with COVID and our preparations are not upto the mark. So I thought that when it's imported from China, it takes a lot of time and if some company starts making it here, it will be beneficial. I have made a prototype,” said Muhammad Ismail Mir, innovator.Mir says that his prototype is a cheaper version ...