Tamil Nadu recorded no deaths as a result of oxygen scarcity throughout the second wave of COVID-19, State Minister for Health Ma Subramanian stated on Wednesday.
Chief Minister MK Stalin took anti-COVID measures to make sure no such deaths, the minister stated.
“In Tamil Nadu, nobody succumbed to the virus as a result of scarcity of oxygen. That is the reality. There was a powerful (COVID-19) regulation in place,” the Medical and Family Welfare Minister advised reporters on the Secretariat.
Mr Subramanian was responding to a question on whether or not there have been COVID-19 deaths for need of oxygen.
“There was scarcity of oxygen within the State on the time when the Chief Minister assumed workplace on May 7. The oxygen out there on that day was 230 metric tons whereas the day by day COVID-19 circumstances had been 26,465,” he stated.
“Gradually, the circumstances rose to (the best of) 36,184 circumstances on May 21 and the requirement for oxygen was over 500 metric tonne. At that point, efforts had been made by the Chief Minister (MK Stalin) and we introduced oxygen from Rourkela and Jamshedpur (through trains to fulfill the requirement),” he stated.
“He (Chief Minister) took varied measures and ensured there was no enormous impression nor lack of lives as a result of oxygen scarcity,” he stated.
On the vaccines, Mr Subramanian stated there wouldn’t be any scarcity of doses over the subsequent three days because the State obtained 5.42 lakh doses immediately.
“Already, we now have 6,27,470 doses in inventory. This night, we obtained 5,42,780 doses and we will vaccinate folks with none hurdles for the subsequent three days,” he stated.
He stated the Center has elevated the allotment of doses to the State by one other 5 lakh for this month.
“For July, the Center allotted 72 lakh doses to Tamil Nadu and 17 lakh vaccines to personal hospitals. It has deliberate to ship 5 lakh extra doses to the State. That is satisfying information,” he stated.