Except One State No Others Reported Oxygen-Related Death, Says Health Ministry

Except One State No Others Reported Oxygen-Related Death, Says Health Ministry

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He did not say which state had reported the “suspected oxygen-related death”.

The Indian government has asked states and union territories to provide data on deaths due to lack of oxygen during the second wave of coronavirus, NayaTez reported last month. Sources had said that the information was to be collected and presented in Parliament before the end of the monsoon session on August 13.

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Sources told NayaTez that 13 states and union territories had responded to the Centre’s query: Odisha, Arunachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Nagaland, Assam, Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Sikkim, Tripura, Jharkhand, Himachal Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and Punjab.

According to sources, of these, only Punjab has reported four “suspect” deaths due to lack of oxygen.

The central government had also told Parliament last month that “no deaths have been recorded by the states and union territories, especially due to lack of oxygen.” The government had said that the states have not provided any data regarding this.

This stand of the government gave rise to a big controversy because during the peak of the second wave of corona in April-May, there was a severe shortage of medical resources, especially oxygen, in the country. The shortage was so much that the country had to import this Prana Vayu (Medical Oxygen) from abroad on an emergency basis. Many people died due to suffocation.

In Goa, in the month of May, more than 80 people died in a government hospital within five days. In Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, 11 Covid patients admitted to the ICU of a hospital lost their lives after oxygen supply was interrupted. In a hospital in Hyderabad, seven patients died in a government hospital during a two-hour supply cut.

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