Hitting out on the authorities, Priyanka Gandhi stated, “‘No death due to lack of oxygen’: Central Government. The deaths happened because — in the pandemic year, the government increased oxygen exports by about 700 per cent.”
The Congress common secretary alleged that the deaths occurred as a result of the federal government didn’t prepare tankers to transport oxygen and ignoring the recommendation of the empowered group and a parliamentary committee, no association was made to present oxygen.
“No initiative was shown in setting up oxygen plants in hospitals,” she stated.
The Congress on Tuesday accused Minister of State for Health Bharati Pravin Pawar of deceptive Parliament by giving “false information” that there have been no deaths due to lack of oxygen in the course of the second wave.
In a written reply to a query, Pawar had stated, “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”.