Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi said that those infected with omicron are not showing the same pattern as with Delta, where greater numbers of people required ventilators.
The Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine had received 37 ventilators which were put in trial, the hospital said, responding to the query filed by RTI activist Balvinder Singh.
Tested positive for the virus, the boy from Nilagiri was rushed to SUM Covid Hospital here in a serious condition on September 21.
The ICU ventilators each amounting to Rs 12 lakh were donated to the government medical colleges of Thiruvananthapuram, Alappuzha, Kollam, Kottayam, and Kozhikode.
On Wednesday, an MLA of the ruling BJP himself took up issue in the Assembly and even blamed non-availability of ventilators for the death of his relatives.
Kumari Ranjana, a professor of mathematics from Delhi, admitted to Artemis Hospital in Gurgaon on May 15, was suffering from acute respiratory distress syndrome.
Around 12 districts of the State have 10 or less life saving machines in their Covid hospitals
The notes of the death audit conducted between October 5, 2020, and November 3, 2020, listed recommendations made in a meeting.
After testing positive for COVID-19 in April end, Mudijja developed breathing difficulties before being referred to Rela Hospital.
Even as patients suffered due to lack of critical life-saving medical equipment, hundreds of machines delivered to various states were lying unused.
Javadekar also said that oxygen supply has also been routed from the industrial production units and the Centre would help the state to get this oxygen supply.
There were 1,707 beds and 292 ventilators in March which have been increased to 7,403 beds and 906 ventilators in September in the Health Ministry's 13 COVID dedicated hospitals in the country.