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Friday, 30 September 2022 7.51 AM IST

Patient's death due to shortage of oxygen in ambulance: Human Rights Commission registers case

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PATHANAMTHITTA: The Kerala Human Rights Commission has registered a suo moto case in connection with the incident where a patient died without getting oxygen in an ambulance. The Human Rights Commission registered the case in connection with the death of Padinjare Venpala native Rajan. Commission member VK Beenakumari has asked the Pathanamthitta district medical officer to investigate the complaint in detail and submit a report within 15 days.

The incident took place on Sunday night. Rajan was taken to Thiruvalla Taluk Hospital due to difficulty in breathing. However, the doctors asked to shift him to Vandanam Medical College. The patient's condition worsened about ten minutes after leaving the taluk hospital. As he faced difficulty in breathing, the family asked the ambulance driver to give him oxygen. But, the driver said that the oxygen cylinder was empty, said the relatives. It is also alleged that the driver refused to listen to them when the family asked to take Rajan to another nearby hospital. Rajan died as the ambulance reached Vandanam Medical College.

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