A day after the Centre’s remark that no COVID-19 deaths have been reported by the states and UTs on account of lack of oxygen, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Wednesday slammed the federal government and stated the assertion is “fully false”.
Speaking to media about COVID instances, Mr Jain stated, “They (Centre) will quickly say there was no COVID-19. If there have been no deaths on account of lack of oxygen, then why had been hospitals going to High Court for shortages? This is totally false.”
“We had fashioned an audit committee for oxygen to supply compensation to victims, which was stopped by the Center by way of Lieutenant Governor. The Center is rubbing salt on wounds. We will attraction to the Lieutenant Governor to permit us to run the committee,” he added.
In a written reply to Congress MP KC Venugopal on whether or not a lot of COVID-19 sufferers died on roads and hospitals on account of acute scarcity of oxygen within the second wave, Minister of State for Health Dr Bharati Pravin Pawar had identified that well being is a state topic and accordingly all states/UTs report instances and deaths to the Union Health Ministry regularly.
She additionally said that the Government of India has supported the states and undertook a sequence of actions together with provisioning medical oxygen. Dr Pawar additionally highlighted that the medical oxygen demand within the nation through the second wave peaked at practically 9,000 Metric Tonnes (MT) as in comparison with 3,095 MT through the first wave.
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