Congress chief Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday attacked the Centre over its assertion that there have been no deaths because of lack of oxygen in the course of the Covid second wave, alleging that the fatalities occurred as a result of the federal government elevated oxygen exports within the pandemic yr and didn’t prepare tankers to move it.
The Centre on Tuesday advised the Rajya Sabha that no deaths because of lack of oxygen have been “particularly reported” by states and union territories in the course of the second COVID-19 wave that hit the nation.
Hitting out on the authorities, Priyanka Gandhi mentioned, “”No loss of life because of lack of oxygen”: Central Authorities. The deaths occurred as a result of — within the pandemic yr, the federal government elevated oxygen exports by about 700 per cent.”
The Congress basic secretary alleged that the deaths occurred as a result of the federal government didn’t prepare tankers to move oxygen and ignoring the recommendation of the empowered group and a parliamentary committee, no association was made to supply oxygen.
“No initiative was proven in organising oxygen vegetation in hospitals,” she mentioned.
The Congress on Tuesday accused Minister of State for Well being Bharati Pravin Pawar of deceptive Parliament by giving “false data” that there have been no deaths because of lack of oxygen in the course of the second wave.
In a written reply to a query, Pawar had mentioned, “Detailed pointers for reporting of deaths have been issued by the Union Well being Ministry to all states and UTs. Accordingly, all states and UTs report instances and deaths to the Union Well being Ministry regularly. Nonetheless, no deaths because of lack of oxygen have been particularly reported by states and UTs”.