A report on the lack of oxygen at the Khyber Teaching Hospital in Peshawar, the provincial capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, has resulted in the suspension of seven staff members, including the director, according to Baaghi TV.
According to the report, faculty members, medical engineers, supply managers, biomedical engineers and duty employees have also been suspended. The Board of Governors, in its preliminary report, found three people guilty of negligence at the Oxygen Plant. According to the report, the contract for oxygen supply was awarded to Pakistan Oxygen Company which did not provide the required quantity.
According to the investigation report, the untrained staff was on duty and the biomedical engineer failed to perform his duties. The hospital did not have an emergency rescue squad. The hospital administration failed to train and supervise the oxygen staff.
The Board of Governors in its report has recommended that the quality of Pakistan Oxygen Company be checked and trained staff be deployed. In the event of an emergency, a trained rescue squad will be deployed to the hospitals. At 12:40 pm, the oxygen supply from the operating theater was reported to be low. The oxygen plant technician said the tank was completely empty, the hospital director and other staff rushed to the scene and broke the store locks for gauges. 30 cylinders were immediately issued for isolation ward.
It is to be noted that oxygen supply to the patients in the Khyber Teaching Hospital of Peshawar was cut off due to which 6 patients lost their lives. According to a hospital spokesman, the oxygen supply was cut off last night. We have a large number of corona patients. Most of the victims were suffering from trichomoniasis and 3 were in critical condition.
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