Rahul, Priyanka flay Centre over death of 22 patients during 'mock oxygen drill' in Agra hospital
Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Tuesday came down heavily on the Centre over reports that 22 people died after oxygen supply was snapped for a 'mock drill' at an Agra hospital.
New Delhi: Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Tuesday came down heavily on the Centre over reports that 22 people died after oxygen supply was snapped for a 'mock drill' at an Agra hospital.
Demanding strict action against those responsible, Mr Gandhi tweeted in Hindi, 'In BJP regime, there is a dire need of both oxygen and humanity. Prompt action should be taken against all those responsible for this heinous crime.'
भाजपा शासन में ऑक्सीजन व मानवता दोनों की भारी कमी है।— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) June 8, 2021
इस ख़तरनाक अपराध के ज़िम्मेदार सभी लोगों के ख़िलाफ़ तुरंत कार्यवाही होनी चाहिए।
दुख की इस घड़ी में मृतकों के परिवारजनों को मेरी संवेदनाएँ। pic.twitter.com/CYoBB0mJWe
'My condolences to the families of the deceased in this hour of grief,' he added.
Priyanka Gandhi also shared the video in which the Paras Hospital's owner can be heard claiming that 22 people had died during the 'mock oxygen' drill at his hospital.
PM: “मैंने ऑक्सीजन की कमी नहीं होने दी”— Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) June 8, 2021
CM: "ऑक्सीजन की कोई कमी नहीं। कमी की अफवाह फैलाने वालों की संपत्ति जब्त होगी।"
मंत्री: “मरीजों को जरूरत भर ऑक्सीजन दें। ज्यादा ऑक्सीजन न दें।”
आगरा अस्पताल: "ऑक्सीजन खत्म थी। 22 मरीजों की ऑक्सीजन बंद करके मॉकड्रिल की।"
ज़िम्मेदार कौन? pic.twitter.com/DbiqtILE27
'PM: 'I made sure there was no shortage of oxygen'CM: 'There’s no shortage of oxygen. The property of those spreading rumours about shortage will be confiscated.' Minister: 'Give just enough oxygen patients need. Don't give too much oxygen.' Agra hospital: 'There was no oxygen. Mock drill was conducted by turning off oxygen for 22 patients.' Who's responsible?” Priyanka Gandhi tweeted in Hindi.
As many as 22 Covid and non-Covid patients allegedly died following a 'mock oxygen drill' in a private hospital in Agra. A viral video purportedly of a hospital owner has sparked a major controversy.
In the video, the owner of Paras Hospital Dr. Arinjay Jain is heard telling some people that the oxygen supply was cut for five minutes as part of a "mock drill".
Twenty-two people may not have made it out alive on that day, according to media reports.(UNI)