Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Wednesday alleged that Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya dismissed the need to form a panel to probe oxygen shortage-related deaths in the national capital.
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said the Delhi government "wanted to account for the reason behind deaths" during the pandemic and had constituted a "Death Audit Committee", but the centre rejected the plan.
No matter what the govt says, the oxygen crisis claimed lives. Denying it means we have not learnt lessons.
Union Minister Giriraj Singh replied to Rahul Gandhi in Italian after the latter criticised the government for claiming no oxygen shortage deaths were reported in the second wave.
But, the government said, there was an unprecedented surge in demand for medical oxygen during the second Covid wave and it peaked at nearly 9,000 MT.
Modi has been holding a number of meetings in this regard amid apprehensions of a third wave of the pandemic.
The five member sub group appointed by SC is divided on whether Delhi govt had exaggerated its requirement
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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