BSP chief Mayawati on Thursday stated the declare of “no deaths due to lack of oxygen” throughout the COVID-19 second wave was very unlucky and unhappy, and added that such statements have been making a mistrust amongst individuals of the federal government’s capacity to sort out any future wave.
In a sequence of tweets, the BSP chief stated, “Due to lack of oxygen, especially in the second wave of corona, there were panic and deaths in India. To deal with it, the central government even had to take foreign help and this is not hidden from anyone. Yet it is very unfortunate and sad to claim that there have been no deaths due to lack of oxygen.”
“Such false statements are also creating a distrust of the Centre among the people as to what will happen if the third wave of corona strikes. The priority of the central and state governments should be 100 per cent towards the people and less towards political and government interests.”
On Tuesday, responding to a query on whether or not a lot of COVID-19 sufferers died on roads and in hospitals attributable to acute scarcity of oxygen within the second wave, Union Minister of State for Health Bharati Pravin Pawar in a written reply in Rajya Sabha had stated that well being is a state topic and states and union territories commonly report the variety of circumstances and deaths to the Centre.
“Detailed guidelines for reporting of deaths have been issued by the Union Health Ministry to all states and UTs. Accordingly, all states and UTs report cases and deaths to the Union Health Ministry on a regular basis. However, no deaths due to lack of oxygen have been specifically reported by states and UTs,” Ms Pawar had said.
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