Six Covid patients die as oxygen supply runs out at KTH

Six Covid patients die due to lack of oxygen at KTH


PESHAWAR: Six coronavirus patients at the Khyber Teaching Hospital (KTH) in Peshawar died on Saturday night due to a lack of timely supply of oxygen, the hospital’s spokesperson Farhad Khan confirmed on Sunday.

He said five patients were admitted to the hospital’s coronavirus ward while one was in the intensive care unit (ICU). The hospital receives its oxygen supply from Rawalpindi which did not reach on time, leading to the death of the critically ill patients, he added.

One Peshawar resident said his two-year-old son Sarim who was admitted to KTH had also passed away due to a lack of oxygen supply, however, the casualty was not officially confirmed.

“My son was [admitted in the ICU] for last three days and died around 2:30am when oxygen supply was disrupted,” Sarim’s father Samiullah said.

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