A day after the Centre informed Rajya Sabha that no death due to lack of oxygen was reported from any state or union territory in the course of the second wave of the pandemic, opposition leaders hit again on the authorities saying there are many media studies that paint an reverse image.
Criticising the federal government, Delhi Well being Minister Satyendar Jain informed reporters, “After just a few days, they [the Centre] will quickly say that Covid-19 was by no means there. If there have been no deaths as a consequence of lack of oxygen, why had been hospitals going to the Excessive Court docket each day concerning shortages? That is utterly false…A lot of individuals died [of lack of oxygen]…The media was displaying reside that these deaths had been taking place, it was being printed in newspapers and it was true,” he stated, chatting with reporters on Wednesday.
“We had fashioned an audit committee to compile full information of each dying brought on by lack of oxygen and to present them compensation of Rs. 5 lakh, which the Central Authorities stopped via the Lieutenant-Governor. And I feel the rationale for this was in order that they may say later that there have been no deaths… Tomorrow they’ll say that there have been no deaths in Delhi and the nation due to Covid,” Jain added.
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said on Wednesday that the Delhi authorities didn’t have any information concerning the deaths as a consequence of a scarcity of oxygen provide as a result of the Centre had not let it type a committee to look into the deaths of people that had died allegedly because of the lack of oxygen in April-Could.
“I’ve tons of of messages from hospitals telling me in regards to the lack of oxygen and that if they don’t get shares, sufferers would die. Have been they mendacity?” stated Sisodia
Rajasthan Well being Minister Dr Raghu Sharma was quoted as saying by ANI, “There’s been a scarcity of oxygen. CM despatched three ministers to Delhi to demand a certain quantity of oxygen in the course of the scarcity. We would have liked 600 metric tons however we simply acquired 400. Our administration was good so we averted enormous mishaps.”
As reported by PTI, Sharma had on Tuesday stated that the Rajasthan authorities had managed to “management” the primary and second waves of coronavirus.
“Throughout 2nd wave, we made preparations whereas combating pressures. We acquired the Centre’s help and oxygen allocation was elevated. We facilitated oxygen in all hospitals. Congress doesn’t need to assist individuals. They solely elevate points throughout Parliament,” Bihar Well being Minister Mangal Pandey stated, ANI reported.
As reported by The Indian Express, amid oxygen scarcity the director of one of many state’s three devoted Covid amenities, the Nalanda Medical School and Hospital, had in April requested to be relieved of his obligations as there was a “disruption” in oxygen provide and he would have been held accountable if any sufferers died.
Nonetheless, the well being ministers of Tamil Nadu and Madhya Pradesh stated that no dying has occurred because of the lack of oxygen provide.
Whereas Tamil Nadu Well being Minister M Subramaniam stated that there has by no means been any such scarcity within the state, his Madhya Pradesh counterpart Prabhuram Choudhary admitted that there have been shortages however that didn’t result in any dying. “There have been no deaths as a consequence of lack of oxygen. We had accomplished all preparations. CM facilitated oxygen via roads, railways and air. There have been certainly issues over oxygen provide, however the govt promptly made preparations,” he was quoted as saying by ANI.
Union Minister of State for Well being and Household Welfare Bharati Pravin Pawar had on Tuesday informed the Rajya Sabha, “Detailed pointers for reporting of deaths have been issued by the Union Well being Ministry to all states/UTs. Accordingly, all states/UTs report instances and deaths to the Union Well being Ministry frequently. Nonetheless, no deaths as a consequence of lack of oxygen has been particularly reported by the states/UTs.”
(With company inputs)