Why did it never occur to the hospital staff to evacuate all the patients on supplemental oxygen? They had a week’s notice from the time that oxygen stopped being delivered to when they actually ran out! I can guarantee you that the answer is going to be: part corruption, part greed, part incompetence, part ‘saving face’, and a fair amount of depraved indifference.
With immigration comes culture and with culture comes the reasons people are fleeing their traditional homelands in the first place. We need to be very mindful of this phenomena so that we do not import deadly cultural and social pathogens under the guise of tolerant multiculturalism, that is assuming you don’t want your loved ones dying of easily preventable causes while they are HERE.
The third-world is a sh*thole because the people who live in the third-world made it one. Never forget that when some SJW is lecturing you on the value of the ancient wisdom accorded by a distant people that can’t even keep a functional electrical grid up for more than 24-hours at a time. I don’t care if it really IS “turtles all the way down” if your people are still dying like flies of cholera it really does not matter how fast the wheel of Dharma spins, does it?
At least 30 children died Thursday and into Friday at a hospital in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh after its supply of liquid oxygen was disrupted over an unpaid bill, officials said. A home ministry spokesman told the Press Trust of India, citing police reports, that 21 of the deaths were directly linked a shortage of oxygen.
Witnesses described a chaotic scene between 11 p.m. and 2 a.m. as medical practitioners and relatives — the tanks running dry — handed out manual resuscitator bags to families in a desperate attempt to save the young patients.
The state’s health minister and hospital officials have denied charges that the deaths were caused by the oxygen bill dispute. An estimated 60 children have died at the hospital since Aug. 7 from a variety of causes, officials said.
Parents of the victims described feelings of anger and bewilderment over the incident, saying they were struggling with guilt over not being able to save their children.
“30 kids died in hospital without oxygen. This is not a tragedy. It’s a massacre,” Indian Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi, a child advocate, said in a tweet. “Is this what 70 years of freedom means for our children?” (The country is set to celebrate the 70th anniversary of its independence from Britain on Tuesday.)
The hospital owed $89,750 to a Lucknow-based medical supply company called Pushpa Sales Private Limited, documents obtained by The Washington Post show, and the firm had written letters to the hospital and district magistrate for the past six months demanding payment. The company asserted that the hospital was violating the terms of its contract by running a balance of more than $15,625. The agreement expired July 31, and Pushpa discontinued the oxygen supply Aug. 4.
On Thursday, employees who handled the storage plant that pipes the oxygen wrote to the hospital’s chief medical officer to warn him that supplies were low and would last only until Thursday evening, according to a letter obtained by the news channel NDTV. The oxygen supply then dipped to a critical level, the channel said.
State officials claimed they had obtained sufficient backup supplies from nearby nursing homes.