The state of Karnataka is also battling with the acute shortage of oxygen supply after a spike in the COVID-19 cases has been reported. 5 Hospitals in Bengaluru have now sent SOS to the Centre and the state government, appealing to boost the oxygen supply in hospitals across the state. This comes after 24 people succumbed to their deaths due to lack of medical oxygen in the hospitals. The BS Yediyurappa government ordered an immediate inquiry into the matter and soon after the incident took place in Chamrajnagar, 5 other hospitals raised the alarm. Given the shortage of oxygen supply in several hospitals, one of the hospitals was reported to shift out its patients.