Patient hurt as oxygen cylinder explodes


Balasore: A patient sustained injuries after an oxygen cylinder exploded inside the hospital premises in Balasore district headquarters hospital on Saturday.

The injured patient was identified as Manas Ranjan Mohanty of Paduapada in the district.

According to sources, the incident occurred in the morning when a nurse was replacing Manas’s oxygen mask the oxygen cylinder exploded injuring an ailing Manas again.

Manas, who fell critically ill was admitted to the hospital three days ago and was on oxygen support due to decreasing health parameters.

Following the blast, panic erupted at the hospital and the workers and patients ran outside of the hospital.

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