New Delhi: Did anyone die due to lack of oxygen in the patients of Covid-19 in the country? So far, the health ministry has received the response of 13 states. In this, 12 states have not accepted even a single death due to lack of oxygen. At the same time, Punjab has considered four deaths as suspicious deaths. In the remaining 12 states, no one died due to lack of oxygen. These states are – Odisha, Arunachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Nagaland, Assam, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, Sikkim, Tripura, Jharkhand, Himachal Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh. After the uproar after the statement of the Ministry of Health in Parliament, instructions were given to the states to share this data on behalf of the Union Health Ministry. Efforts are to be made to keep the data of oxygen deaths in the states in the Parliament during the monsoon session itself.
Let us inform that even before this, the government has given a statement on the deaths due to lack of oxygen in the Parliament. Did a lot of covid patients die due to lack of oxygen during the second wave of corona? The written answer given by the Minister of State for Health in the Rajya Sabha to this question of Congress MP Venugopal was surprising. During the second wave of corona, a large number of corona patients died due to oxygen crisis. But in response to the question asked by Congress MP KC Venugopal on the deaths due to lack of oxygen on Tuesday, Minister of State for Health Dr Bharati Praveen Kumar said in a written reply – Health is a state subject. State and Union Territories provide detailed information on death reports to the Health Ministry on a regular basis. According to the reports of the states and union territories, not a single death has occurred due to lack of oxygen in the country.
Controversy arose due to this reply of the Minister of State for Health. However, on the questions asked by the opposition MPs in the Rajya Sabha on the deaths due to Corona, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya had said that Modi ji said register death, do not hide. Only the state government has to register the deaths. It was said here that the Indian government is hiding the figures. This is wrong.