In a hospital in the Moscow region, three people died in intensive care due to a failure in the supply of oxygen

In the Nikolskaya hospital in the Odintsovo district of the Moscow region, three patients of the intensive care unit died due to a failure in the oxygen supply.

The circumstances of the incident are being established, representatives of emergency services told RIA Novosti, without specifying other details.

Roszdravnadzor in Moscow and the Moscow region will conduct an audit in connection with reports of the death of patients, according to the agency’s website. The corresponding instruction was given by the Minister of Health of the Russian Federation Mikhail Murashko.

The dead patients, it follows from the report of the regional Roszdravnadzor, had a coronavirus infection.

TASS, in turn, citing a source, reports that the oxygen was turned off in the covid department of the hospital. According to him, there was no fire or explosion due to a malfunction. Investigative measures are underway.

Update: A criminal case has been initiated into the death of patients, 

Interfax reports with reference to the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation. The case was initiated under Part 3 of Art. 109 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (causing death by negligence to two or more persons). 

In May, fires broke out in hospitals in Moscow and St. Petersburg, killing a total of six people. The preliminary reason was a short circuit in the Aventa-M ventilators. The use of these ventilators was temporarily suspended, but then hospitals were again allowed to use Aventa-M, but after additional equipment checks were carried out.

(c)MEDUZA 2021

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