New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday (June 8) took cognizance of the case of negligence in Agra’s Paras Hospital.
Agra’s Paras Hospital is under investigation after a video went viral in which a person is heard claiming that some patients died due to a mock drill during which their oxygen supply was cut.
CM Yogi Adityanath has taken cognizance of this incident in the meeting of Team 9 today regarding Paras Hospital in Agra and has instructed for strict action on the whole matter.
Shri Paras Hospital will be seized, preparing to shift patients, action will be taken by writing a case in Epidemic Act soon. SP City is present on the spot and police force has been deployed as huge crowd has gathered outside the hospital.
Uttar Pradesh Health Minister Jai Pratap Singh on Tuesday (June 9) stated that the administration has received complaints that there were issues with providing oxygen at Paras Hospital.
“Inquiry is underway, we will let you know once the investigation is completed,” he told news agency ANI.
Agra District Magistrate Parbhu N Singh had on Monday ordered a preliminary inquiry after the video surfaced online in which Paras Hospital owner was allegedly heard claiming that “he cut off the oxygen supply for five minutes”.
#Agra पारस अस्पताल में 26,27,28 अप्रैल को क्रमशः121,117,135 ऑक्सीजन सिलिंडर आपुर्ति की गई थी।दि026 को 4/27 को 3 #Covid19 मरीजों की मृत्यु हुई थी।O2 की कमी से कोई मृत्यु नही हुई।28 अप्रैल 21 की व्यक्तिगत/O2 के विवेकसम्मत उपयोग की वार्ता को अब वायरल किया गया।प्राथमिक जांच की बाइट:- pic.twitter.com/roJtQYWxpv
— District Magistrate Agra (@OfficeOfDMAgra) June 7, 2021
While taking cognizance of the video, Singh also stated that government records of death at the Paras Hospital show that the death figures being quoted in the alleged video are untrue.
“There were only four deaths in Paras Hospital on April 26 and three deaths on April 27 which proves that the claim of 22 deaths is untrue. However, there is a video which is being shared on the social media regarding the same which will be analysed and based on the results further action will be taken,” asserted Singh.
In the video, which is being circulated online, the owner of Paras Hospital Dr Arinjay Jain, whose face is not visible, is allegedly heard telling people that he had to cut the oxygen supply, as the stock could last only till the next morning.
He also allegedly claimed in the video that no one took any action despite a notice by the hospital to the relatives of the patients to take them to some other hospital due to the shortage of oxygen. “We did a mock drill at 7 in the morning which no one knew about,” Dr Jain said in the video.