New Delhi: Paras Hospital in Agra was sealed on Tuesday (June 8, 2021) after a video of its owner talking about a ‘mock drill’ purportedly went viral. 22 people had lost their lives. The Agra administration took the step after the Uttar Pradesh health department launched an inquiry into the tragedy.
Lal Kumar Chauhan said, “Our patient was admitted here 15 days back and there is no improvement in the situation. We have been asked to sign the patient’s discharge document to get the file. We don’t know where. Where to take the patient now? , the attendant of a patient at Paras Hospital told the news agency.
He further added, “Agra is a small city. There is no other option available. Most of the hospitals in the city are full and those who have beds are charging a lot. How will our patient be treated in such a situation?”
Mohit Choudhary, another patient’s attendant at the hospital, said, “My father underwent surgery on Monday and he is still recovering. In this critical condition, where do I take him? I would request the administration to give us some time.” I am.”
Earlier when the UP government ordered a probe into the tragedy, Paras Hospital owner Dr Arinjay Jain denied reports of 22 deaths and said they were baseless. Jain said he was ready to cooperate with any investigation.
“In a small city like Agra, if 22 patients die in the hospital, there will be a ruckus. No patient died that day due to lack of oxygen,” he said.
Jain said, “I had mentioned the word ‘mock drill’ by mistake or innocence in the video, but there was no such mock drill.”
He said, “We called it a clinical assessment or mock drill to test how we can maintain a patient at a minimum level of oxygen to ensure its rational use. During this exercise, bedside oxygen adjustments were made. I went.”
Dr Jain claimed that the oxygen supply was not interrupted during this exercise.
He said this helps them identify patients who require high flow oxygen so that they can make alternative arrangements for them in case of acute oxygen deprivation.
In a video that has now gone viral, Jain can be heard talking about the mock drill.
“During the acute shortage of oxygen… the hospital did a mock drill. We switched off the oxygen supply for five minutes around 7 am on April 26. 22 patients started gasping for breath And their bodies started turning blue. Then there were the remaining 74 patients and we asked their family members to bring their own oxygen cylinders.”