No Deaths Due To Lack Of Oxygen In Madhya Pradesh, Says Medical Education Minister Vishvas Kailash Sarang
Madhya Pradesh Medical Education Minister Vishvas Kailash Sarang claimed that no deaths have been reported in the state due to lack of oxygen supply. During NDTV's Solutions Summit, he said that oxygen is being made available to all the hospitals amid rising COVID-19 cases.
"Oxygen tankers are given the status of ambulances in Madhya Pradesh, and we have created a green corridor for making oxygen available to hospitals," the minister said.
"This is a pandemic, there will be challenges, but we are working on the solutions that are required," he added.
After reports that more than 800 injections of Remdesivir drug, which is in high demand for treating COVID-19 patients, were found "stolen" from the stock of the government-run Hamidia Hospital in Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh on Saturday, Mr Sarang said the state will formulate a solution by this evening over the stocks.
"We think we will recover the stocks. We have made all possible efforts to prevent this from happening," he said.