Patient dies as ventilator stops working

A 58-year-old man died at KR Hospital in the city, after the ventilator which was equipped on him failed to work.

The deceased is identified as Chikkamadu, a resident of BM Sri Nagar. Chikkamadu had met with an accident near Bannimantap recently and was later admitted to KR Hospital for further treatment. He was depending on the breathing machine to survive but it is alleged that the ventilator failed to work which resulted in his death.

Speaking to media persons, Chikkamadu’s son alleged that the failure of ventilator is the reason for the death of his father and said he would file a case against the hospital authorities for negligence.


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