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Strict action against hospitals trying to create ‘fake’ scarcity of medicine, oxygen

Lucknow: In an effort to check the rising cases of corona during its second wave CHief Minister Yogi Adityanath reviewed ongoing works with members of Team-9 at his government residence on Friday.

He did not hold a virtual meeting but sat with officials and discussed in detail each point of strategy being undertaken to deal with the virus.

The Chief Minister said government was engaged in providing requisite facilities to all people infected with coronavirus. Along with medical oxygen, provision of covid beds has been made in hospitals.

The government will take very strict action against those obstructing facilities.

He said that it has been heard that some private hospitals in various districts have tried to create artificial scarcity of medicine and oxygen etc.

along with beds against whom strict action was being taken. Some private hospitals who charged many times more than fixed fee rate of government will have to return money with interest to the patient.

Strict action has been taken against such people and all DM / CMOs should keep an eye on such hospitals and take appropriate action and no harassment of patient and his family members should be allowed.

He said despite government’s clear instructions many Covid hospitals were neither giving daily information about patient’s health to their relatives nor making number of empty beds public.

DM/CMO should negotiate with such hospitals and set up a system or else ensure action against such hospitals. Such hospitals should be monitored from Medical Education minister level. Now L-1 L-2 L-3 beds should be reviewed district-wise.

He directed the team to ensure supply of Oxygen as per need to all districts in state. He said that constant support was being received from Government of India.

On May 6, 1032 MT was distributed in state while 612 MT was supplied in the state only through refill. DRDO’s Covid Hospital, now operational in Varanasi, was provided 10 MT Oxygen for trial  and their other requirements should also be met.

By tomorrow, 80 tonnes of Oxygen would be received from Jamnagar (Gujarat) while two Oxygen Expresses were coming by tonight.

The CM said a detailed action plan should also be prepared keeping in view need of all districts from the level of Additional Chief Secretary (Home). All efforts should be made to minimize oxygen wastage.

  • CHief Minister Yogi Adityanath
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