Rahul, Priyanka flay Centre over death of 22 patients during ‘mock oxygen drill’ in Agra hospital

New Delhi : Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Tuesday came down heavily on the Centre over reports that 22 people died after oxygen supply was snapped for a ‘mock drill’ at an Agra hospital.

Demanding strict action against those responsible, Mr Gandhi tweeted in Hindi, ‘In BJP regime, there is a dire need of both oxygen and humanity. Prompt action should be taken against all those responsible for this heinous crime.’

‘My condolences to the families of the deceased in this hour of grief,’ he added.

Ms Priyanka Gandhi also shared the video in which the Paras Hospital’s owner can be heard claiming that 22 people had died during the ‘mock oxygen’ drill at his hospital.

‘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?” Priyanka Gandhi tweeted in Hindi.

As many as 22 Covid and non-Covid patients allegedly died following a ‘mock oxygen drill’ in a private hospital in Agra. A viral video purportedly of a hospital owner has sparked a major controversy.

In the video, the owner of Paras Hospital Dr. Arinjay Jain is heard telling some people that the oxygen supply was cut for five minutes as part of a “mock drill”.

Twenty-two people may not have made it out alive on that day, according to media reports.

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