Coronavirus Mayhem: Private hospital owner seeks oxygen support, gets DM warning in return
New Delhi: Asking the authorities for help to battle the shortage of oxygen has backfired for a private hospital owner in Delhi after the authorities served him a notice instead of addressing the plea.
The doctor who owns the hospital had written to the district magistrate after their vendor refused to supply oxygen. However, when they raised the matter, rather than help, to their surprise, they were issued a show-cause notice.
The administration after receiving his complaint, gave him only 2 hours to take immediate actions to scale up the oxygen supply in the facility and also warned that if the directions are not followed necessary action will be taken against him under section 51 to 60 of the Disaster Management Act 2005, Section 188 of IPC, the Epidemic Act 1897, Drugs and Cosmetics Act 1940 and other applicable laws.