A day after the Centre’s remark that no COVID-19 deaths have been reported by the states and UTs as a result of lack of oxygen, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Wednesday slammed the federal government and mentioned the assertion is “completely false”.
Speaking to media about COVID circumstances, Mr Jain mentioned, “They (Centre) will soon say there was no COVID-19. If there were no deaths due to lack of oxygen, then why were hospitals going to High Court for shortages? This is completely false.”
“We had formed an audit committee for oxygen to provide compensation to victims, which was stopped by the Centre through Lieutenant Governor. The Centre is rubbing salt on wounds. We will appeal to the Lieutenant Governor to allow us to run the committee,” he added.
In a written reply to Congress MP KC Venugopal on whether or not numerous COVID-19 sufferers died on roads and hospitals as a result 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 circumstances and deaths to the Union Health Ministry regularly.
She additionally acknowledged 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 throughout the second wave peaked at almost 9,000 Metric Tonnes (MT) as in comparison with 3,095 MT throughout the first wave.
(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by India07 employees and is revealed from a syndicated feed.)
(THIS STORY HAS NOT BEEN EDITED BY INDIA07 TEAM AND IS AUTO-GENERATED FROM A SYNDICATED FEED.)