Jordan’s Health Minister Steps Down After Oxygen Shortage Killed 7 Patients

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

15th Mar, 2021. 12:47 am
Jordan Health Minister Resigns

Jordan’s health minister Nathir Obeidat has stepped down after an oxygen outage has killed several COVID-19 patients at a hospital.

According to media reports, the Jordanian Prime Minister has asked Nathir Obeidat after the patients’ loss of life at a hospital when their oxygen supply ran out.

The growing anger among the relatives led to the health minister’s resignation.

At least seven patients succumbed at the government hospital in the town of Al-Salt, Amman, reports added.

However, the government officials have ordered an immediate investigation in this case. While King Abdullah II arrived at the hospital to help quiet cross relatives who had turned up outside the hospital.

A large deployment of security officers had prevented the family members from entering the hospital.

Furthermore, Jordan had launched its COVID-19 vaccine campaign in mid-January aiming to help over 4 million residents this year.

The country has so far received 144,000 AstraZeneca vaccine shots via the global COVAX initiative.

Jordan has recorded 385,533 COVID-19 cases and 5,224 fatalities.

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