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No Oxygen Supply Crisis For Covid Patients: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister


To be certain that there is no such thing as a scarcity of drugs, steps could be taken, the chief minister added. (File)

Bhopal:

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Thursday claimed that there was no disaster of medical oxygen provide for coronavirus sufferers within the state, and that efforts had been on to tide over the scarcity of injections.

His assertion comes amid allegations that scarcity of oxygen provide within the state is resulting in the dying of coronavirus sufferers.

“There is no oxygen crisis. I talked to the Gujarat government and the centre. We are getting additional oxygen from Bhilai. I had a word with Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan. Tankers started coming today,” Mr Chouhan instructed reporters.

“At the government level, we decided yesterday to buy injections (Remdesivir) which are in shortage. There is a government procedure (to acquire them),” he mentioned.

To be certain that there is no such thing as a scarcity of drugs, steps could be taken, the chief minister added.

He made the assertion after a report revealed in a newsaper claimed that three sufferers in Sagar and one in Khargone died for need of oxygen within the final 24 hours.

Meanwhile, the Communist Party of India (Marxist) in a strongly-worded launch issued on Thursday night mentioned, “The deaths reported due to the shortage of oxygen in different districts in the last 24 hours were not natural but it occurred due to the carelessness of the state government.”

“It is unfortunate that the chief minister is doing farce of ”Swasthya Agrah” (health request which he did by sitting in a tent for 24 hours beginning Tuesday noon and asking people to adhere to coronavirus protocol), instead of improving health facilities,” state CPI(M) secretary Jaswinder Singh alleged.

While the second wave of coronavirus is extra extreme, the state authorities, as an alternative of enhancing well being services, indulged in spending cash in publicity and hypocrisy, thereby placing the lives of the folks in danger, he added.

The CPI(M) additionally alleged that black-marketing of oxygen was occurring with the federal government’s patronage.

Mr Singh mentioned that CPI(M)calls for that the federal government ought to look into enhancing the well being services.

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