After the Agra administration sealed a private hospital in the city over a video of its owner that went viral, kin of the patients who were undergoing treatment at the hospital, said they are facing problems as they have been told to shift their patients to other hospitals.
Lal Kumar Chouhan, the attendant of a patient at Paras Hospital, told ANI, "Our patient was admitted here 15 days ago and there's no improvement in the condition. We have been asked to sign the patient's discharge document in order to receive the file. We don't know where to take the patient now."
"Agra is a small city. There are no other options available. Most of the hospitals in the city are full and those which have beds are charging too much. In such a condition, how will our patient get treatment?" questioned Chouhan.
"My father underwent surgery on Monday and he is still recovering. In this critical condition, where do I take him? I urge the administration to give us some time," said Mohit Chaudhary, the attendant of another patient at the hospital.
The Agra administration sealed the Paras Hospital after a video of its owner went viral in which he is purportedly talking of "mock drill" and admitting that he had on April 26 got the oxygen supply of critical patients stopped for five minutes as an "experiment to know who all are going to survive."
Uttar Pradesh health department has also initiated a probe.
Dr Arinjay Jain, the owner of Agra's Paras Hospital, who is at the center of a controversy, said that news reports of 22 deaths are baseless and he is ready to cooperate with any investigation. He said the period relates to the wave of COVID-19 at its peak. Agra District Magistrate of Agra Prabhu N Singh said that the video was of April which went viral on June 7.
(With ANI inputs)