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BHOPAL: The AII-India Medical Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) allegedly supplied an 'unfilled' oxygen cylinder to a Covid patient at the hospital. Now, when the family members have uploaded a video on social media, doctors are trading charges at each other and the hospital management. Senior doctors, too, are blaming the hospital management.

The video of an 'unfilled' oxygen cylinder supplied to a Covid patient at AIIMS went viral. Shashi Bhushan Mishra, a resident of Kolar, was not provided a bed for the past one week and, when he needed an oxygen cylinder, he was provided an 'unfilled' cylinder. His oxygen saturation level was 65.

The family members of Shashi Bhushan Mishra said that they had even had to purchase medicines from the market, which exposes the tall claims of AIIMS that it provides quality medical facilities.

Covid patients do not expect such a negligent attitude of the hospital in providing medical services and treatment to its patients. But the video uploaded on social media exposes the internal medical treatment system and ìmalpracticesî in such a hospital as AIIMS.

Shifting was the cause

It's not true that an unfilled oxygen cylinder was supplied to the Covid patient. Actually, during shifting, low pressure is felt by the patients and, after that, the situation becomes normal. Resident doctors are deployed round the clock for monitoring the patients. So, it's not possible that any Covid patient was supplied an unfilled oxygen cylinder. Moreover, we've stopped floor facilities with oxygen supplies for Covid patients as the oxygen level fluctuates significantly at the floor level. If beds arenít available, we donít admit patients.
Dr Manisha Shrivastava, medical superintendent, AIIMS

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