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Goa Health Minister Takes U-turn, Says Oxygen Shortage Caused No Death At GMCH

In a written reply, the minister said, 'At no point in time, the oxygen supplies at GMCH ran out of stock and thus, no death has been reported to have (been) caused due to non-supply of oxygen.'

Goa Health Minister Takes U-turn, Says Oxygen Shortage Caused No Death At GMCH
'Not a single COVID-19 patient died due to oxygen shortage at the GMCH.' said Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane | PTI
Goa Health Minister Takes U-turn, Says Oxygen Shortage Caused No Death At GMCH
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2021-07-31T11:51:19+05:30

Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane, who stated otherwise two months ago, has now denied occurrence of any death owing to oxygen scarcity at the state-run Goa Medical College and Hospital (GMCH).

In a written reply the minister told the Legislative Assembly, "At no point in time, the oxygen supplies at GMCH ran out of stock and thus, no death has been reported to have (been) caused due to non-supply of oxygen."

In his statement in the House made on Friday, Rane said, "Not a single COVID-19 patient died due to oxygen shortage at the GMCH."

He was replying to a question tabled on the floor of the House by Leader of Opposition Digambar Kamat.

In the written reply, the minister said, 

His statement was contrary to his own remarks made on May 11, in which he had said that 26 persons died within 24 hours at the GMCH due to oxygen shortage.

At that time, Rane had said that between 2 am and 6 am on May 11, these patients had lost their lives as the hospital did not get adequate supply of oxygen.

Goa’s coronavirus caseload on Friday rose to 1,71,052, while the death toll reached 3,146. 

(With PTI Inputs)

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