The Allahabad High Court says the deaths caused by the lack of oxygen supply are “no less than a genocide,” as many hospitals are dangerously low on life-saving gas.
An Indian state court in northern Uttar Pradesh has ruled that the deaths of COVID-19 patients caused by lack of oxygen are “a criminal act and no less than a genocide.”
The second wave of the pandemic has had a devastating effect on India, which has seen oxygen supplies dangerously low and crematoria operating non-stop.
The Indian government is facing growing pressure to impose a nationwide shutdown to curb the devastating wave of coronavirus.
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Oxygen shortage deaths “nothing more and nothing less than genocide”
The Allahhabad High Court has said that “the death of patients with COVID just for not supplying oxygen to hospitals is a criminal act and no less than a genocide by those responsible for ensuring the continued procurement and supply of medical oxygen.” .
The court directed magistrates in the Lucknow and Meerut district to verify reports of patients dying from oxygen shortages within 48 hours.
“We find that this news shows an image quite contrary to what the government claimed there was enough oxygen supply,” the court order said.
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