Nine Russian coronavirus patients die after oxygen dysfunction


Moscow-Russian news agency reported on Monday that nine coronavirus patients died in a Russian hospital in the southern city of Vladikafkaz after an oxygen pipe ruptured underground and supply to the intensive care unit was cut off. rice field.

“Nine patients with coronavirus died from lack of oxygen,” TASS said the local health ministry said.

“A total of 71 people were in the intensive care unit, but not all were oxygenated,” TASS quoted from the ministry.

Local authorities have agreed with the Ministry of Defense to supply oxygen to all hospitals in the city from the town of Mozdok, about 80 km (50 miles) north of Vladikavkaz, the RIA news agency reported.

“The oxygen pipe from the underground reservoir ruptured and the oxygen supply stopped,” the deputy director of the North Ossetia region, where Vladikavkaz is located, was reportedly told by the RIA.

“Medical staff have begun to connect patients using ventilators to oxygen cylinders. Oxygen cylinders have begun to arrive,” said Sergey Menyaylo, Prime Minister of Northern Osetia.

Russia’s federal health oversight agency, Rosszdravnadzor, investigated the case, Interfax news agency reported.