22 patient reportedly died due to Oxygen 'MOCK DRILL’ in Agra

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 medical oxygen supply, has gone viral

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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 medical oxygen supply, has gone viral.

The owner of Agra's Paras Hospital admitted on camera, in a viral video, that 22 patients at his hospital may have died on April 26 morning during a 'mock drill'. However, the hospital administration has called it fake video.

Meanwhile, Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Tuesday slammed the government and demanded strict action against those responsible for the death of 22 people at a hospital in Agra due to shortage of oxygen.

Taking to Twitter, Rahul Gandhi said: "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."

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra also shared the doctor's video on Twitter, and questioned who was responsible for the death of 22 patients. She wrote in Hindi” “PM: 'I made sure there was no shortage of oxygen' CM: 'There’s no shortage of oxygen. The property of those spreading rumours about shortage will be confiscated.' Minister: 'Give just enough oxygen patients need. Don't give too much oxygen.' Agra hospital: 'There was no oxygen. Mock drill was conducted by turning off oxygen for 22 patients.' Who's responsible?”

Uttar Pradesh Health Minister Jai Pratap Singh has ordered a probe into allegations that a private hospital in Agra turned off oxygen supply during an alleged mock drill, leading to the deaths of 22 patients.

The minister said that the private hospital has been mired in controversy in the past too.

"If any truth is found in the allegations, strict action will be taken against the hospital," he said.

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