22 Covid patients died on Wednesday at the Zakir Husssain Municipal Hospital in Maharashtra’s Nashik due to interruption of oxygen supply after leakage in an oxygen cylinder.
The oxygen tanker leaked while being filled at the hospital, said authorities.
The district collector said that the patients who dies were on ventilators as well as on oxygen supply.
Maharshtra government ordered an enquiry, with FDA minister Dr Rajendra Shingane calling it an unfortunate incident.
Maharashtra health minister Rajesh Tope also said that interrupted supply could be linked to the deaths. He said that the government will look into the matter and conduct a thorough inquiry.