Power and Oxygen Failure in Chennai Hospital Kills 18


Chennai: A sad update from the flood hit Chennai 18 ICU patients at the MIOT hospital have died due to failure of power and oxygen cylinders, police reported on Friday.

The 14 patients were in ventilator when they passed away early in the morning. The bodies have been shifted to a government hospital. The MIOT hospital, which is located near Guindy on the banks of Adyar river, was already flooded due to the rains.

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J Radhakrishnan, state health secretary said all of whom who died at the MIOT hospital were “highly critical”. All the patients from MIOT have been evacuated. Some 200 were discharged and another 300 shifted to various other hospitals. The dead bodies were shifted to Royapettah government hospital in the city, he added.