Centre refused to investigate fatalities due to oxygen shortage: Manish Sisodia

According to Deputy CM Manish Sisodia, the center will give compensation to the victims’ relatives who lost lives due to oxygen shortage during the second wave of COVID-19

The Centre has rejected clearance to a commission set up by the Delhi government to investigate deaths caused by a shortage of oxygen during the second wave of COVID-19 and give compensation to the victims’ relatives, according to Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia.

He asked the Centre not to block the committee’s establishment.

“The Centre has refused to provide clearance for the creation of the committee,” Sisodia said, adding that the Centre merely gets in the way of state governments’ activities when it should be facilitating their functioning.

Pertinently, the Delhi administration had submitted LG Anil Baijal a letter requesting authorization for the four-member committee.

The Delhi government had said that the committee will compensate families of individuals who died as a result of an oxygen shortage, with up to Rs 5 lakh in compensation.

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