Allahabad High Court comments on deaths due to lack of oxygen - this is not less than a massacre ...
Prayagraj: There are frequent cases of lack of oxygen in UP. Allahabad High Court is very strict on this. The court termed the deaths of Kovid-19 patients as a criminal act due to lack of oxygen supply to hospitals, saying it was nothing short of a massacre by officials who were entrusted with the responsibility for its continuous supply.
Please tell that the High Court gave this comment on the news that is going viral on social media, according to which Kovid-19 patients died in Lucknow and Meerut district due to lack of oxygen. The court has directed the District Magistrates of Lucknow and Meerut to conduct a factual inquiry within 48 hours.
A bench of Justices Siddharth Verma and Justice Ajit Kumar gave this direction while hearing a PIL on the spread of infection in the state and the status of a separate habitat center. The court has asked both the district magistrates to present their investigation report on the next hearing of the case and be present online in the court.
The court said that we are sad to see that due to lack of oxygen supply to hospitals, Kovid patients are dying. This is a criminal act and is nothing short of a massacre by those who are tasked with ensuring the continuous purchase and supply of liquid medical oxygen.