Death of COVID-19 patients due to lack of oxygen supply to hospitals is “indictable and not less than genocide,” Allahabad High Court said on Tuesday amid reports reporting a shortage of medical oxygen due to the increase in COVID-19. infections.
“We find it hard to observe that the death of Covid patients simply for not providing oxygen to hospitals is a criminal act and no less than genocide on the part of those who have been tasked with ensuring the supply. and the continuous medical fluid supply chain. oxygen, ”read the bench order of Judge Ajit Kumar and Judge Siddhartha Varma.
The High Court observed that stories of hoarding of oxygen cylinders and harassment of the poor who demanded an oxygen cylinder to save the lives of their near and dear ones, both at the end of the district administration and police administration, are broadcast. “in social media.
News was also released last Sunday that five patients had died in intensive care at a new trauma center at Medical College, Meerut. Likewise, reports were also being released that a Sun Hospital, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow and a other private hospital in Meerut have removed the hands of patients admitted to Covid solely for the reason that the oxygen supply was not carried out even after the request. We find that this information shows a picture quite contrary to that which the government claims there was enough oxygen, ”he said.
The High Court further said that the current state of affairs regarding the management of a government-created online portal casts a shadow over the management of the COVID-19 hospital.
According to the union’s health minister, there are currently 2.85,832 active cases in Uttar Pradesh. A total of 10,43,134 recoveries and 13,447 deaths have been reported in the state so far.
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