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Did 22 patients die in 5 minute 'oxygen mock drill' in Agra hospital? Probe underway

A purported video of Dr Arinjay Jain -- the owner of Paras Hospital in Agra -- went viral on social media in which he allegedly claims that 22 patients out of 96 patients on oxygen support did not survive the 'mock drill' at the hospital on April 26.

Did 22 patients die in oxygen mock drill in Agra hospital Probe underway-VPN
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Agra, First Published Jun 8, 2021, 9:46 AM IST
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In a shocking incident, at least 22 persons are believed to have lost their lives gasping for breath after the hospital in Uttar Pradesh where they were admitted reportedly cut off the oxygen supply for 5 minutes to carry out a mock drill.

The Uttar Pradesh health department has reportedly ordered a probe after a purported video of Dr Arinjay Jain -- the owner of Paras Hospital in Agra -- went viral on social media. 

In the video, the hospital owner allegedly claims that 22 patients out of 96 patients on oxygen support did not survive the 'mock drill' at the hospital on April 26. The remaining 74 patients in the ICU ward were reportedly told to bring their oxygen cylinders.

 

 

In the video, the veracity of which is yet to be ascertained, the hospital owner is heard saying that there was an acute shortage of oxygen that day (April 26). He claimed the hospital administration asked people to get their patients discharged, but no one was ready. 

It was then that the 'oxygen mock drill' was reportedly conducted. 

Agra district Chief Medical Officer Dr R Pandey said a probe had been ordered into the viral video. 

Agra District Magistrate Prabhu N Singh, however, denied reports about 22 lives being lost that day at Paras Hospital. He stated that only seven patients had succumbed on April 26 and 27.

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