Agra personal hospital sealed, case registered after viral video of ‘oxygen mock drill’

Days after the surprising incident got here to mild, the Uttar Pradesh authorities on Wednesday cancelled the license of Paras Hospital in Agra after the proprietor of the hospital in a viral video claimed that he had lower off the oxygen provide in his hospital for 5 minutes throughout a ‘mock drill’ amid oxygen scarcity within the state. 

Paras hospital’s license has been cancelled and the proprietor Dr Arinjay Jain has been despatched a discover. Notably, a case had been registered towards Dr Jain on June 8 and District Magistrate Prabhu N Singh had advised reporters that motion could be taken towards him beneath the Pandemic Act.

“The hospital’s license has been suspended and all its companies stopped. A committee has been constituted to conduct an investigation,” Additional CMO mentioned. The sufferers are being shifted to different hospitals.

The proprietor of the hospital was allegedly caught on digicam bragging about how the hospital shut off the oxygen provide on April 27 for 5 minutes in a ‘mock drill’ amid what the proprietor purportedly claimed was an acute scarcity of oxygen at his hospital throughout a raging COVID-19 surge.

While Dr Jain talks about 22 sufferers who ‘turned blue’, when the oxygen provide was lower for 5 minutes, the District Magistrate mentioned that households of the remaining 74 COVID-19 sufferers have been requested to rearrange for oxygen cylinders.

However, News company ANI quoted Dr Arinjay Jain, the proprietor of Agra’s Paras Hospital, saying, “News experiences of twenty-two deaths are baseless and I’m able to cooperate with any investigation.” 

District Magistrate Prabhu N Singh added that 4 COVID-19 sufferers died on April 26 and three on April 27. Chief Medical Officer, Agra Dr RC Pandey mentioned a group has been despatched to the hospital to research the matter.

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