Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has issued strict orders against all the hospitals that turn down patients sent to them on the recommendations of the district magistrates (DMs) and chief medical officer (CMOs).
A case will be filed under the Epidemic Act against such hospitals.
In this regard the Uttar Pradesh state government has issued a press release that said the state medical education department has issued orders to all the DMs, CMOs and divisional commissioners.
The need of setting up an oxygen generation plant to ensure that there was no oxygen shortage in the medical colleges and hospitals. Several oxygen plants have been set up in medical colleges and hospitals of the state on the CM’s initiative is emphasized by Yogi Adityanath.
The oxygen plants are also being set up at government medical colleges in Saharanpur, Ambedkar Nagar, Azamgarh, Banda as well as at autonomous state medical colleges at Firozabad, Ayodhya, Basti and Bahraich districts.
The state medical education department had released about ₹1.15 crore, including 14.37 lakh for each plant at each medical college and hospital four day ago.
Alok Kumar the principal secretary, medical education, said protecting the lives of people infected with coronavirus remained the state government’s top priority and any negligence or dilly-dallying on the part of hospital administrations in treating the patients would not be tolerated under any circumstances.
It is being said the state government had already purchased enough quantities of ventilators, HFNC and BIPAP for government hospitals and medical colleges to treat critical patients.
The state boasts of having more than 5000 ventilators, 1600 high flow nasal cannula (HFNC) oxygen supply system and 1000 bi-level positive airway pressure (BIPAP) machines in medical colleges and hospitals in addition to those in private hospitals.