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“Death of COVID patients due to Oxygen shortage nothing less than genocide" : Allahabad High Court orders inquiry [READ ORDER]

Lawstreet Journal 5 May 2021 8:50pm

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On Tuesday (4/05/2021), the Allahabad high court remarked that the Death of Covid-19 patients because of the non-supply of oxygen to hospitals is a criminal act and nothing less than genocide. It was observed by a division bench of Justice Ajit Kumar and Siddharth Verma.

The court observed the stories which went viral on social media regarding the death of covid patients due to lack of oxygen cylinders in the district of Meerut and Lucknow. The bench also observed that citizens are begging for oxygen to save the lives of their loving ones and are being harassed by the district administration and police administration.

The Court further observed that, 

The news was also seen that five patients had died in ICU of another trauma center of Medical College, Meerut on Sunday last. Similarly, the news was additionally being seen that one Sun Hospital, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow, and one more private hospital at Meerut had taken their hands off the admitted Covid patients by explaining that oxygen supply was not made even after request,"

Taking note of viral stories Court said that, news items show a quite contrary picture to one claimed by the Government regarding sufficient supply of oxygen.

The court also said that, 

We are in pain in seeing that demise of Covid patients only for non-supplying of oxygen to the hospitals is a criminal act and not less than genocide by the individuals who have been entrusted the work to ensure continuous distributions and supply chain of the liquid clinical oxygen,"

It added that “How… Continue Reading...

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