May 6, 2021, Thursday
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Indian ambulance driver nabbed for distributing free oxygen

Indian ambulance driver nabbed for distributing free oxygen

The administration has registered a case against the youth who was giving oxygen from his ambulance to the patients suffering without oxygen outside the government hospital in Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh.

While many are seeing this case as an attempt to silence the helpers, the administration argues that the young man named Vicky Agarhari, was causing chaos outside the hospital due to which the medical staff was facing problems.

Jaunpur District Magistrate, Manish Verma said while speaking to the BBC, “No action has been taken against the youth yet, the ADM team is investigating the entire case. The administration does not intend to punish anyone unnecessarily.”

In Jaunpur Kotwali, a case has been registered against a youth named Vicky Agarhari under Section 3 of the Epidemic Act and Section 188 and 269 of the Indian Penal Code. This case has been registered on the complaint of the Chief Medical Superintendent of Jaunpur.

Talking to the BBC, Vicky Agarhari said, “I could not see the patients suffering without oxygen, so I removed the oxygen cylinder from my ambulance and gave it oxygen.”

(This piece is taken from BBC India and translated by Dainik Samaj)