The development comes a week after the Centre had informed the Parliament that no states had specifically reported any deaths due to oxygen shortage during the second wave.
According to government sources, this data is likely to be presented in the ongoing Monsoon Session of the Parliament.
When asked about O Panneerselvam’s comment on Thursday that Chief Minister MK Stalin had written to the Prime Minister on May 7,
Eight families who had lost their members at the facility on April 23 and 24 had moved the court alleging the death of their relatives was due to oxygen shortage.
According to the AAP government, the Centre dismissed its proposal to form an inquiry committee to look into the deaths that allegedly occurred due to lack of medical oxygen.
Speaking to reporters, he said, “Not one life was lost due to a shortage of oxygen in our State.
Hospitals in the state treated over 8.5 lakh patients during the second wave. Of these, 8.5 lakh patients went home after recovering, the chief minister said.
Notably, in April this year, 22 patients died after the oxygen supply was disrupted at a Nashik hospital due to leakage in an oxygen storage plant, local officials had said.
The Kejriwal government is still ready for an independent audit of each death due to oxygen shortage if the Centre allows it to form the committee, he added.
Deaths of patients in hospitals due to lack of life-saving gas were reported from several states during the peak of the second wave in April-May as the demand for medical oxygen zoomed.
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The Centre on Tuesday told the Rajya Sabha that no deaths due to lack of oxygen were "specifically reported" by states and union territories during the second COVID-19 wave that hit the country.
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The Sena's chief spokesperson further said it needs to be found out whether the people whose relatives died due to lack of oxygen supply believe in the Centre's response in Parliament over the issue.
No state or Union Territory had reported any death due to oxygen shortage during the second wave of Covid-19 pandemic, the Centre on Tuesday informed the Rajya Sabha.
The AAP government on Tuesday accused the Centre of a “cover-up” and not allowing it to “account for reasons behind deaths” during the Covid pandemic.
The Union Health Ministry said that while health is a state subject, all states report cases and deaths to it on a regular basis, as per detailed guidelines for reporting deaths.