New Delhi: Minister of State for Health, Bharti Praveen Pawar said on Tuesday that during the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, oxygen will be supplied from any state or union territory. No death has been reported in the absence of any patient. He gave this information in a written reply to a question.
He also added, “However, during the second wave of the COVID pandemic, the demand for oxygen had increased unexpectedly. During the first wave of the pandemic, the demand for this life-saving gas was 3095 MT which increased to around 9000 MT during the second wave. He was asked whether a large number of people died due to the non-availability of oxygen during the second wave.
Pawar said that health is a state subject and states and union territories regularly inform the Center about the number of cases and deaths of Covid. “The Union Health Ministry has issued detailed guidelines to all the states and union territories for reporting deaths due to Covid,” he said.
He said, “Accordingly, all the states and union territories regularly inform the central government about the number of cases of Kovid and the number of deaths due to it. However, no state or union territory has reported any loss of life due to lack of oxygen.