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Centre solely collects knowledge despatched by states: BJP

The BJP, on Wednesday, countered the criticism raised by opposition events over the Centre’s reply within the Rajya Sabha that no dying befell because of scarcity of oxygen in any state, by placing the onus of knowledge assortment on the state governments.

“The Centre has mentioned that well being is a state topic, and the Centre solely collects the information despatched by the state governments,” BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra informed mediapersons in Delhi. “Not a single state despatched knowledge associated to deaths because of lack of oxygen. The Maharashtra authorities admitted earlier than the court docket that no dying befell within the state because of lack of oxygen.”

Congress-ruled Chhattisgarh has additionally mentioned that no dying was reported within the state because of lack of oxygen, he mentioned. On Wednesday, ET reported that Chhattisgarh well being minister TS Singh Deo had mentioned that no dying within the state befell because of scarcity of oxygen.

Patra took on Congress chief Rahul Gandhi for tweeting on the topic despite the fact that Congress-ruled states too got here up with related knowledge.

In Could, the Maharashtra authorities had claimed earlier than the Aurangabad bench of the Bombay Excessive Courtroom that no deaths had been brought about because of oxygen scarcity. The submission was made by the state on Could 19 earlier than a division bench of the Bombay Excessive Courtroom.

However, in April, as many as 24 sufferers in a Nashik Hospital had died because of lack of oxygen. The family of seven sufferers who died at a Vasai-Virar municipal hospital in Palghar blamed their dying on scarcity of oxygen.

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