Amman: Six patients were killed when oxygen ran out in the Corona ward of a Jordanian hospital, prompting the health minister to resign.
According to the International News Agency, the oxygen supply to the Corona Intensive Care Unit at a hospital in the Jordanian capital, Amman, suddenly stopped, killing six patients. The dead included two brothers and a sister from the same family. While the other three people are also related to each other. The cause of the power outage in Corona Ward has not yet been determined.
The bereaved families staged a sit-in outside the hospital and chanted anti-government slogans. A heavy contingent has been deployed outside the hospital.
Jordanian Health Minister Natir Obaidat has resigned, claiming responsibility for the deaths of six patients at a hospital that was cut off from oxygen supplies. The Prime Minister has formed a committee of inquiry.