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 isn’t a oxygen disaster. I talked to the Gujarat authorities and the centre. We’re getting extra oxygen from Bhilai. I had a phrase with Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan. Tankers began coming right now,” Mr Chouhan advised reporters.
“On the authorities degree, we determined yesterday to purchase injections (Remdesivir) that are in scarcity. There’s a authorities process (to accumulate them),” he stated.
To make sure that there isn’t any scarcity of medication, steps could be taken, the chief minister added.
He made the assertion after a report printed in a newsaper claimed that three sufferers in Sagar and one in Khargone died for need of oxygen within the final 24 hours.
In the meantime, the Communist Get together of India (Marxist) in a strongly-worded launch issued on Thursday night stated, “The deaths reported because of the scarcity of oxygen in numerous districts within the final 24 hours weren’t pure but it surely occurred because of the carelessness of the state authorities.”
“It’s unlucky that the chief minister is doing farce of ”Swasthya Agrah” (well being request which he did by sitting in a tent for 24 hours starting Tuesday midday and asking folks to stick to coronavirus protocol), as a substitute of enhancing well being amenities,” state CPI(M) secretary Jaswinder Singh alleged.
Whereas the second wave of coronavirus is extra extreme, the state authorities, as a substitute of enhancing well being amenities, 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 stated that CPI(M)calls for that the federal government ought to look into enhancing the well being amenities.
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