7 coronavirus patients died, on Saturday, as a result of not being supplied oxygen in Peshawar’s Khyber Teaching Hospital.
“The hospital receives oxygen cylinders from Rawalpindi,” said Khyber Teaching Hospital spokesperson. “Oxygen cylinders did not arrive on time.”, he said.
The oxygen cylinders which did not arrive on time were the main factor in causing the death of 7 Covid-19 patients. The Khyber Hospital spokesperson stated that the hospital is conducting an investigation into why the oxygen cylinders did not arrive on time.
Taimur Jhagra, Provincial Health and Finance Minister, took notice of the incident and stated that he has directed the hospital’s board of governors to complete an inquiry and take action within 48 hours. “I have directed the BoG to conduct an immediate inquiry & take action within 48 hours. If found unsatisfactory, or if otherwise required, the govt will immediately order its own independent inquiry,” he tweeted.
2. All the facts of the case will be made public. A request meanwhile to not circulate unverified information on social media.— Taimur Khan Jhagra (@Jhagra) December 6, 2020
Neither this, nor any other incident will be left unused, to improve the health system; it's service; and it's system of accountability and transparency.