Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra have slammed the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh over shortage of oxygen after a purported audio/video clip of an Agra hospital owner went viral.
The owner of the hospital was heard saying in the viral clip that he stopped supply of oxygen to critical patients for around 5 minutes as a mock drill following which 22 critical patients turned blue and may not have survived.
While the Uttar Pradesh government has taken cognizance of the matter and a probe has been ordered, Rahul Gandhi today said that the BJP government lacks humanity besides oxygen.
“There is a severe shortage of both oxygen and humanity under the BJP rule. Action should be taken immediately against all those responsible for this dangerous crime. My condolences to the families of the deceased in this hour of grief,” said Rahul Gandhi sharing the news clip.
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra also shared the doctor’s video on Twitter, and questioned who was responsible for the death of 22 patients.
Paras hospital in Agra is being sealed following the death of 22 patients reportedly due to a shortage of oxygen.The district administration has taken this decision after investigation on Tuesday afternoon.
District Magistrate Prabhu N. Singh said that a case will be registered against the hospital under the Epidemic Act. There are 55 patients admitted in the hospital, who will be shifted to another medical facility by the team of the Chief Medical Officer (CMO).
The District Magistrate said that all the deaths in the hospital are being audited separately by the CMO’s team. He said that comments in the viral video spread fear among the general public. This act is not good in a pandemic, he said.
On the other hand, the hospital management denied that any mock drill had been done to stop oxygen.