Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): A ventilator broke down at Hamidia hospital, leading to the death of a Covid patient on Monday evening.

A 58-year-old corona patient was referred from Nasrullangaj (Sehore) to Hamidia Hospital. Sources said the patient felt restless on the ventilator. Immediately the fan was replaced. In the meantime, the patient died.

Forty ventilators were purchased for the hospital from the PM Cares Fund, but nine failed and are not functioning properly.

Last week, five ventilators were replaced in the surgical department as they needed to be repaired. The administration of Hamidia Hospital filed a complaint against the company, which provided ventilators. According to the novice doctors, the ventilators had developed a technical problem.