Jaipur Golden Hospital demands CBI inquiry into oxygen deficiency death High Court seeks response from Center and Delhi

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The Delhi High Court on Friday issued notices to the Center and the Delhi government seeking their response on the demand for a CBI inquiry into the death of 21 corona infected in Jaipur Golden Hospital on the night of 23-24 April.

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The High Court has given this order on the petition filed by the relatives of the deceased. The petition has also questioned the report of the expert committee constituted by the Delhi government, which said that the patients did not die due to lack of oxygen.

Justice Rekha Palli on Thursday asked the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and the Health Department of the Delhi government to file an affidavit in the matter. Jaipur Golden Hospital has also been asked to present its side in the matter. He has asked all the parties to file their reply before the next hearing of the matter on August 20.

The relatives of the 8 deceased who died in the hospital have filed a petition through advocate Utsav Bhasin. The petition said that the patients died of suffocation due to insufficient supply of oxygen and not because of pre-existing diseases as stated in a report of the committee.

In the petition, advocate Bhasin has sought quashing of the committee’s report and ordering an inquiry into all the deaths by the CBI or an impartial investigating agency in the case so that the truth can be brought to the fore. They have also demanded compensation to the deceased persons and their families. It has been said in the petition that 21 patients died due to the failure of the Central and Delhi Government and the hospital which did not supply oxygen.

The petition said that while the hospitals were aware that the lack of oxygen could lead to death of the patients, it did not supply oxygen in time. The Delhi government had constituted a committee of experts to investigate the matter. The committee has said in its report that the said patients did not die due to lack of oxygen, but due to the already serious diseases of those patients and worsening of condition.

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