JORDAN’S HEALTH MINISTER RESIGNES AS SIX PEOPLE DIED DUE TO LACK OF OXIGEN AT A HOSPITAL WARD TREATING COVID-19 PATIENTS.
Written by miebaka ikiriko on March 15, 2021
Jordan’s health Minister has resigned after six people died due to a lack of oxygen at a hospital ward treating covid-19 patients.
The deaths were reported early today at a new government facility in the town of Salt, about twenty-three kilometers west of the Capital, Amman.
Prime Minister Bisher al-Khasawneh had asked Health Minister, Nathir Obeidat to step down over the incident.
Police were sent to the hospital after dozens of relatives turned up.
A forensic doctor at Jordan’s Health Ministry, Dr Adnan Abbas told journalists that all six patients who died today were being treated for coronavirus.
According to reports, the oxygen shortage which lasted for about an hour, also affected intensive care and maternity units at the facility.