Union Minister of State for Culture, Tourism of India- Mr. Prahlad Patel paid a visit to the District Hospital Damoh, Madhya Pradesh. He happened to meet a man in the hospital who was helplessly searching for an oxygen cylinder for his mother.
In a video, this man along with others is seen complaining to the minister against the authorities of the hospital. He used certain unnecessary words addressing the hospital which made the minister lose his cool.
The man has been struggling for the past 36 hours to find oxygen cylinders. When he told the union minister about his struggles, Mr. Patel responded with a threat “I’ll give you 2 slaps”, the man further expressed that he is ready to get beaten up if that is going to provide his mother with an oxygen cylinder.
This incident has lit a spark of outrage over social media, netizens have been stating that Mr. Patel has a lack of empathy, is arrogant, and is unworthy of being a leader. The Indian health care system is currently shattered. The oxygen cylinders, ventilators, hospital beds, medicines, vaccines, and other supplies have fallen short. on the verge of this surge, many people have been suffering in different ways.