Union Minister Writes To Yogi Adityanath Over Oxygen Shortage In Bareilly


Bareilly: Days after Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath denied any shortage of oxygen, Union Minister Santosh Gangwar wrote to CM Adityanath highlighting a series of concerns, including oxygen shortage, black marketing of medical equipment including ventilators, and delays in hospital admissions in Bareilly.

There is a scarcity of oxygen in Bareilly, which he represents in parliament, Gangwar said. Ventilators and other medical equipment are being sold in the black market. People in the Health department do not pick up phones, creating difficulty for Covid patients, he added.

The Union minister also sought that oxygen plants be installed in the hospitals of Bareilly and the process of referring Covid patients to hospital be simplified.

The letter read, “I request you to fix the rates of these equipments on behalf of the government and that MSME-registered private hospitals should be given a discount.”

Earlier, Minister of State for Labor Welfare Sunil Bharala had written letters regarding lack of oxygen, beds, and remedies in hospitals in Meerut. Rajendra Agarwal, MP from Meerut-Hapur had also told the Chief Minister about the lack of oxygen in his area.

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