Amid the furore being witnessed in Baba Raghav Das Medical College hospital, which has claimed lives of 30 children in over two days so far due to alleged shortage of oxygen, a ray of hope was seen when a private company, which earlier supplied cylinders to the hospital, provided over 200 cylinders despite having no contract or tender with the hospital.Modi Chemical Private Limited used to supply oxygen cylinders to the hospital, however, the hospital ended its contract with the company in March.
“When we came to know about the shortage of oxygen and the deaths following it, we supplied around 200-300 cylinders to the hospital out of humanity,” Praveen Modi told news agency ANI.
However, the hospital still owes Rs 20 lakh to the company.
“In March, the medical college administration has stopped dealing with me and had given the tender to an Allahabad company,” he added.
What is shocking to know is that the oxygen supply department in the hospital had already warned about the shortage.
The letter was written to the hospital authorities on August 3 and 10 informing them about the shortage of oxygen cylinders as the Pushpa Sales stopped supply over pending payment.On Friday, it was reported that as many as 30 children lost their lives due to encephalitis in a span of 48 hours at the hospital.