An Indian woman have died of Covid-19 in a hospital in Utter Pradesh after the police took off her oxygen cylinder from her hospital bed to give to a VIP.
The women who died two hours after the police allegedly took her oxygen away from her hospital bed to be given to a VIP admit shortage of medical oxygen in the country.
The news came after a video publish online show a man crying and begging in front of Utter Pradesh police officers not to remove the oxygen from the woman who is his mother.
The man who was crying un controllably begged for his mother’s life ” my mother would die if take away her oxygen cylinder” Anmol Goyal, 22 told the police as the cylinder was being carried out of her hospital bed on Tuesday night.
He and his 17 years old brother was said to have sourced for the oxygen on their own bringing it to the Covid -19 ward and placing it by their mother’s bed.
Their mother, who was admitted to a private hospital in Angra Utter Predesh for Covid – 19 complications, died two hours after the police have taken off the oxygen that was meant to sustain her breathing and keep her alive.
According the Times of India correspondent who shared the video on social media. The cylinder was confiscated by the police for someone deemed to be more important.
Angra Police have vehemently denied the claims saying it was an empty cylinder being taken away from the hospital for refilling.
Rohan P Botre, Superintendent of Angra Police told the media: “It was an empty cylinder being taken away for refill and should not be use to connect with the woman’s death.
He added: “Three days ago, that there was some shortage of oxygen in the district because of which we were helping patients to refill cylinders. The person is crying only because he was requesting the police to help him with a cylinder.”
According to the ministry of health and family welfare data, Friday, India recorded a total some of 386,000 Covid – 19 positive cases in the past 24 hours about 3,498 deaths.
The country has also seen more that 200,000 Covid – 19 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.