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July 28, 2021

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Congress to move privilege motion against MoS Health Bharati Pawar over 'no deaths due to oxygen shortage' remark

Congress to maneuver privilege movement in opposition to MoS Well being Bharati Pawar over ‘no deaths attributable to oxygen scarcity’ comment | Information

New Delhi: A day after Union Minister of State (MoS) for Well being Dr Bharati Pravin Pawar instructed the Rajya Sabha that no deaths attributable to lack of oxygen have been particularly reported by states/Union territories through the second wave of COVID-19, Congress has determined to maneuver a privilege movement in opposition to the minister.
This was introduced by Congress chief KC Venugopal, who accused her of deceptive the home over COVID-19 deaths.
Venugopal mentioned, “Authorities has given a reply that no person within the nation died attributable to a scarcity of oxygen. In each state, we noticed what number of sufferers died attributable to an absence of oxygen. We all know. The Minister misled the Home. We are going to transfer a Privilege Movement in opposition to that Minister.”
Condemning the Centre`s “no deaths attributable to lack of oxygen” remarks, the Congress MP mentioned that that is the style by which the Centre is finishing up COVID administration. 
Taking a jibe on the Centre’s presentation on the COVID-19 state of affairs and vaccination programme to the ground leaders of each the Homes of Parliament, the Congress chief mentioned, “That is the way in which by which the Authorities of India is doing COVID management. This can be a clear reply as a result of the PM is giving a presentation right now, I don`t know if these kinds of solutions can be given in that presentation. That is completely condemnable.”
His remarks got here as Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with flooring leaders of all events of each homes of the Parliament to maintain them knowledgeable of the trajectory of COVID-19 in India and the general public well being response to the pandemic.
Earlier on Tuesday, the Central authorities knowledgeable the Rajya Sabha that no deaths attributable to lack of oxygen have been particularly reported by states/Union territories through the second wave of COVID-19.
Responding to a query by Congress MP KC Venugopal on whether or not numerous COVID-19 sufferers died on roads and hospitals attributable to acute scarcity of oxygen within the second wave, Minister of State for Well being Dr Bharati Pravin Pawar identified that well being is a state topic and accordingly all states/UTs report instances and deaths to the Union Well being Ministry frequently.
In a written reply, she acknowledged that the Authorities of India has supported the States and undertook a sequence of actions together with provisioning medical oxygen.
“Well being is a State topic. Detailed tips for reporting of deaths have been issued by Union Well being Ministry to all states/UTs. Accordingly, all states/UTs report instances and deaths to Union Well being Ministry frequently. Nonetheless, no deaths attributable to lack of oxygen have been particularly reported by states/UTs. Nonetheless, the Authorities of India has supported the States and undertook a sequence of actions together with provisioning medical oxygen, and different consumables to make sure scientific care of COVID-19 sufferers in view of the steep rise of COVID-19 trajectory within the nation throughout April- Might 2021,” learn the reply.
Dr Pawar highlighted that the medical oxygen demand within the nation through the second wave peaked at practically 9000 Metric Tonnes (MT) as in comparison with 3095 MT through the first wave.
“The availability of medical oxygen to hospitals is decided by contractual preparations between the involved hospital and the medical oxygen provider. Nonetheless, attributable to an unprecedented surge in demand for medical oxygen through the second wave – the demand within the nation peaked at practically 9000 MT as in comparison with 3095 MT through the first wave – the Central Authorities needed to step in to facilitate equitable distribution to the States. A dynamic and clear framework for allocation of medical oxygen in session with States/UTs and all of the stakeholders corresponding to related Ministries, producers/suppliers of liquid oxygen and so on. was ready,” she acknowledged.
Responding to a different query, the Union Minister mentioned that there aren’t any reviews of concealing of loss of life by the State/UT authorities.
“There aren’t any reviews of concealing of loss of life by the State/UT authorities. Nonetheless, some the states primarily based on the reconciliation of mortality knowledge have revised their figures. Such states have been suggested to reconcile their knowledge appropriately when it comes to dates and districts in order to get an accurate image of the pandemic,” Dr Pawar acknowledged.
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