A warning was issued to a private hospital in Lucknow for allegedly placing a false warning of unavailability of oxygen.
The district administration of Lucknow, in a statement, said that Sun Hospital in Gomti Nagar posted a notice on social media, asking Covid positive patient attendants on oxygen support to transfer their patients to another unit as they had no supply of enough oxygen.
The additional district judge (Lucknow Sadar) conducted a preliminary investigation and found that against 20 Covid patients with oxygen support, the hospital had eight jumbo cylinders filled with oxygen, two type B oxygen cylinders and concentrators, the district administration said.
“There was no shortage of oxygen at the hospital. Based on CCTV footage, it was also discovered that non-Covid people could enter the Covid wing without a protocol. As a result, a notice was delivered to the manager of Sun Hospital, ”added the statement.
Last week, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had warned of actions against private hospitals if they falsely reported a lack of medical oxygen, claiming that there was no such shortage in Uttar Pradesh.
On Monday, the Rae Bareli district administration issued notices to three local journalists to publish and share reports in which it was alleged that “20 metric tons” of medical oxygen was diverted from Rae Bareli to neighboring Kanpur in the midst of an emergency public health in the district.