'Mock drill or mockery of humanity?': UP hospital halts oxygen supply to see who'd die; viral video shocks netizens

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Tuesday, June 08, 2021, 01:44 PM IST
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A video purportedly of a director of a private nursing home in Agra claiming several Covid patients died as a result of a mock exercise that allegedly cut off the medical oxygen supply, has gone viral.

Both Agra District Magistrate P.N. Singh and CMO R.C. Pandey on Tuesday reacted to the development, saying an inquiry has been ordered and action would follow on the basis of its report.

"We'll look into the video surfaced about these deaths. There were 22 critical patients admitted in the hospital but have no details of their death," Singh has told the media.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi demanded strict action against those responsible for the reported death of 22 people at a hospital in Agra due to shortage of oxygen.

"There is an acute shortage of oxygen and humanity in BJP rule. There should be strict action against those responsible for this heinous crime. My condolences are with the family members of the deceased in this hour of grief," he said in a tweet in Hindi.

The video has caused a lot of furore over social media as it has horrified people across the nation.

Here's what people are saying. Have a look.

(By agencies.)

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