Nine people died as a result of a rupture of a pipe with oxygen in the republican clinical emergency hospital in Vladikavkaz, the press service of the head and government of North Ossetia reports.
“At 19:24 there is information on the victims of the breakdown of the oxygen system in the Clinical Emergency Hospital: seven people died, two people were in serious condition, and there were 71 people in intensive care. According to updated information at 19:46, Acting Minister of Health (republic) Soslan Tebiev, the number of victims has reached nine, “the press service said. leads RIA Novosti.
In the press service of the Republican Ministry of Health “Interfax” clarifiedthat the patients who could not be rescued were in serious condition at the time of the breakdown. An informed source added that dilapidated oxygen equipment was the cause of the death of patients. “People died because of the stoppage of oxygen supply, which occurred as a result of the depressurization of the worn out underground highway leading from the oxygen station to the intensive care unit,” said the source of Interfax.
The media wrote about a similar accident in a hospital near Moscow in February. Then it was reported that in the clinic in the Odintsovo district passed away three patients connected to a ventilator system. They suffocated due to the shutdown of the oxygen supply system to the department for patients with coronavirus.
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