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No Deaths Due To Oxygen Shortage In Tamil Nadu: Minister


No Deaths Due To Oxygen Shortage In Tamil Nadu: Minister

Ma Subramanian said there was no shortage of oxygen in Tamil Nadu (File)

Chennai:

Tamil Nadu recorded no deaths due to oxygen shortage during the second wave of COVID-19, State Minister for Health Ma Subramanian said on Wednesday.

Chief Minister MK Stalin took anti-COVID measures to ensure no such deaths, the minister said.

“In Tamil Nadu, no one succumbed to the virus due to shortage of oxygen. That is the truth. There was a strong (COVID-19) regulation in place,” the Medical and Family Welfare Minister told reporters at the Secretariat.

Mr Subramanian was responding to a query on whether there were COVID-19 deaths for want of oxygen.

“There was shortage of oxygen in the State at the time when the Chief Minister assumed office on May 7. The oxygen available on that day was 230 metric tonne while the daily COVID-19 cases were 26,465,” he said.

“Gradually, the cases rose to (the highest of) 36,184 cases on May 21 and the requirement for oxygen was over 500 metric tonne. At that time, efforts were made by the Chief Minister (M K Stalin) and we brought oxygen from Rourkela and Jamshedpur (via trains to meet the requirement),” he said.

“He (Chief Minister) took various measures and ensured there was no huge impact nor loss of lives due to oxygen shortage,” he said.

On the vaccines, Mr Subramanian said there would not be any shortage of doses over the next three days as the State received 5.42 lakh doses today.

“Already, we have 6,27,470 doses in stock. This evening, we received 5,42,780 doses and we will be able to vaccinate people without any hurdles for the next three days,” he said.

He said the Centre has increased the allotment of doses to the State by another five lakh for this month.

“For July, the Centre allotted 72 lakh doses to Tamil Nadu and 17 lakh vaccines to private hospitals. It has planned to send five lakh more doses to the State. That is satisfying news,” he said.



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