India is going through a time of crisis amidst the pandemic, with surging corona cases and lack of facilities to cater the needs, in this time in a day shocking visuals of people ransacking the oxygen storeroom and looting cylinders from Damoh district hospital have surfaced.
The incident took place late on Tuesday night at the Damoh district hospital, which is a dedicated Covid hospital of the district. Doctors and paramedical staff of the hospital had to briefly stop work after the loot and resumed the work after police has increased security at the hospital campus.
A similar incident had taken place at the hospital on Monday as well. While both the incident was reported to the police, no one was booked till so far. The same incident was reported both on Monday and Tuesday, police and the district administration was informed, but under such circumstances, it is becoming increasingly difficult for doctors and paramedic staff to perform their duties.
Damoh district collector Tarun Rathi, however, claimed that a decision to book the vandals who indulged in the loot of gas cylinders has been taken but no one has been arrested so far.
Meanwhile the state government claimed that it had a surplus supply of oxygen. In an official statement it is stated that “We have sourced 390 metric tonnes of oxygen as of Tuesday while demand on the same day was 374 metric tonnes.”
Madhya Pradesh is also witnessing a fresh wave of Covid-19 like other states of India, where cities like Bhopal, Indore and Gwalior are worst-hit by the pandemic.