Centre : No deaths were reported due to lack of oxygen during the second wave of Covid-19

Opposition criticises

During the Covid-19 second wave, many cases of patients being deceived came to light through the media and other sources. Hence, this is a sensitive issue for the public. The Government should respect the sentiments of people while addressing this issue and should present information about it in Parliament after conducting a thorough investigation.

New Delhi – On 20th July, the Centre informed Rajya Sabha during the monsoon session of Parliament that no death due to lack of oxygen was specifically reported by the States and Union Territories during the second Covid-19 wave. The Opposition criticised the Government for it. While criticising the Government, Congress Leader MP Rahul Gandhi said that it was not only the lack of oxygen but also the lack of sensitivity and truth. Congress MP K C Venugopal proposed infringement against Home Minister Mansukh Mandaviya. (For many years, when Congress was in power, they did so many things that were not beneficial for the public. Before pointing fingers at the others, the Congress leaders should do some introspection about it. – Editor)

Health Minister publishes the reports submitted by States and Union Territories

After the objection raised by the opposition, Health Ministry published the reports submitted by States and Union territories. Mandviya said States and Union territories report deaths due to lack of oxygen to the Centre regularly. However, no deaths due to lack of oxygen have been specifically reported by States or Union Territories. (The State and Union territories have submitted the wrong information in their report. However, the Government is expected to verify this information and then submit it to Parliament. – Editor) Demand for medical oxygen increased during the second wave in comparison to the Covid-19 first wave. In the first wave, the demand was 3,095 metric tons, and in the second wave, the demand increased to 9,000 metric tons.