6 patients die in Jordan minister resigns

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Amman

Jordan’s health minister resigned on Saturday after six people died following an oxygen outage in a hospital treating coronavirus patients and police were deployed to hold back angry relatives, state media said.

The oxygen failure earlier on Saturday hit intensive care, maternity, and coronavirus wards in the new Salt government hospital west of the capital Amman.

Prime Minister Bisher al Khasawneh asked Health Minister Nathir Obeidat to resign.—Reuters