It was alleged that 7 people with coronavirus died in the Huseyniye Pandemic Hospital in Sharjah, Egypt, due to the lack of oxygen tube. While the Ministry denied the allegations and announced that the death toll was 4; The images of the helplessness experienced by the healthcare professionals in the hospital created an agenda on social media.
Egypt’s Ministry of Health made a statement following the public reaction following the reflection of the images on social media regarding the claim that 7 people with coronavirus died.
In the written statement made by the Ministry, “The claim that Kovid-19 patients died due to lack of oxygen does not reflect the truth. The number of patients who died is not 7, but 4. Patients lost their lives due to worsening of their health while connected to respiratory devices” expressions were used.
According to the news of the El-Vatan newspaper, known for its closeness to the Egyptian administration, the patients died due to the oxygen tube insufficiency.
An eyewitness in the newspaper said, “Coronavirus patients died due to exhaustion of oxygen cylinders. Hospital staff did not pay attention to whether the oxygen cylinders were sufficiently full.” gave place to expressions in the form. In Egypt, a significant increase has been observed in the number of patients and deaths due to the epidemic recently.