Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal has rejected a file sent by the AAP government for approval to set up a panel to probe into the deaths of patients due to lack of oxygen in Delhi during the second wave of corona virus. . Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia said on Friday that Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal has again rejected the Delhi government’s proposal to set up a panel to probe the deaths due to lack of oxygen in the national capital.
Manish Sisodia said during an online press conference that no one can deny that Delhi faced oxygen crisis during the second wave of Covid-19 in April and May and neither It cannot be denied that people died in the national capital due to lack of oxygen.
The Deputy CM said that we had again sent a file for the formation of a panel to investigate the deaths due to lack of oxygen. LG is saying that there is no need for this.
Sisodia said that on one hand the Center is asking the states how many people died due to lack of oxygen and on the other hand you are not allowing us to investigate such deaths. He questioned that in such a situation, how will the states be able to give information?
He said that that is, the Center wants us to give in writing that there has been no death due to lack of oxygen. That would be a big lie. Sisodia claimed that the Center was responsible for the mismanagement of medical oxygen in April and May and whether this was done intentionally or was a mistake is a matter of investigation. Sisodia said the Center has to accept that it is responsible for the oxygen crisis.
Sisodia had last week written to Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya saying it is difficult to ascertain without investigation whether there were any deaths due to lack of oxygen during the second wave of COVID-19 and the Delhi government to constitute an expert panel by the LG. seeking fresh approval from
In June, the Arvind Kejriwal government of Delhi had constituted a 4-member expert committee to investigate the deaths due to lack of oxygen during the second wave of Covid-19. The Lt Governor had dismissed the committee.
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