Egypt: Oxygen shortage kills every coronavirus patient in hospital ICU
In a horrific accident, every COVID-19 patient in the ICU ward at the Al-Husseiniya Central Hospital in Egypt reportedly died on Saturday due to a lack of oxygen.
This event was caught on camera by a patient’s relative in the hospital, which reportedly took place when oxygen levels at the hospital dropped to less than two per cent of the capacity, as reported by the Middle East Monitor.
There wasn’t enough oxygen left to treat patients with coronavirus, leading to their demise, the report added.
This is the second such incident whereby lack of oxygen has led to the death of patients. Just hours before, patients at the ICU of the Zefta General Hospital had also died.
Egyptian officials denied such incidents, claiming that only four people had died at the Al-Husseiniya Central Hospital. The deaths were due to chronic diseases and not due to oxygen shortage. The local police have also summoned the person who was filming in the ICU.
Egypt has recorded 145,000 cases of coronavirus so far, with 7,918 deaths due to the virus.