he Haryana Government today told the Assembly that no death due to lack of oxygen was reported in the state. The government was replying to a query raised by Congress legislature party’s deputy leader Aftab Ahmed.
Speaking during the question hour, CM Manohar Lal Khattar said the government did not receive any report of death due to shortage of oxygen from hospitals in the state. He said the state had initially got a quota of 150 MT of oxygen, which was later increased to 285 MT, although the demand was of 350 MT.
He said adequate arrangements were made for the supply of oxygen. “There was no discrimination of any kind. During the second wave, the daily oxygen supply and requirement were calculated thoroughly,” Khattar said.
The House was told that among the government facilities, the maximum 323 Covid deaths took place at Kalpana Chawla Government Medical College, Karnal. It was followed by Government Medical College, Nalhar (299), and Civil Hospital, Panchkula (287).
Till July 31 this year, 26 health officials — 11 doctors, eight paramedics, two Asha workers and five other staff members — lost their lives. They were eligible for life insurance of Rs 50 lakh under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package.
Former CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda demanded that a high-level committee be constituted to find out the actual number of Covid deaths in the state.