Bengaluru, Could 3: Venting his ire in opposition to the Mysuru district administration, Karnataka Schooling Minister S. Suresh Kumar mentioned on Monday that it cannot undertake the large brother perspective in relation to provide of oxygen or different life-saving medication to the opposite districts.
The minister’s feedback got here after 23 Covid sufferers died attributable to interruption in oxygen provide on the Chamarajanagar Institute of Medical Sciences (CIMS) in Chamarajanagar district within the wee hours on Monday.
Whereas addressing a press convention, Kumar with out taking any title got here down closely on the Mysuru district administration, saying that round 80 oxygen cylinders which had been meant for Chamarajnagar district didn’t attain there on time.
Kumar is the district in-charge minister for Chamarajnagar.
“We all know that Mysuru is among the worst affected Covid districts within the state, however that doesn’t imply that it may possibly stop or delay the allotted provides to the neighbouring districts,” he mentioned.
In line with the minister, Mysuru acts like a nodal company to provide oxygen and different life-saving medication to the neighbouring districts of Chamarajanagar, Mandya and Kodagu.
“For some causes, the oxygen cylinders that had been meant for Chamarajnagar weren’t despatched on time on Sunday. We’re probing the matter to search out out who’re at fault,” he mentioned.
“Because the district in-charge minister, I’ve sought the state authorities’s permission to take over the defunct oxygen plant in Mysuru, retailer our quota of oxygen and handle its provide as a substitute of Mysuru dictating us the phrases,” the minister mentioned earlier than leaving for Chamarajnagar.
In line with Kumar, automobiles supplying oxygen in Mysuru are solely allowed to hold small portions, not past 15-20 cylinders at a time generally. This places undue burden and stress on the hospital workers too, he mentioned.
“Mysuru requires extra oxygen or different life-saving medication, however that ought to not are available the best way of supplying oxygen or different medicines to the neighbouring districts,” he mentioned.
Kumar additionally mentioned that he has sought an in depth report of the sufferers who died at CIMS from the authorities involved.
“I wish to know in what situation the sufferers had been admitted, since what number of days they had been within the hospital and since after they wanted oxygen help,” he mentioned.
The minister added that he has additionally sought an in depth report from the Extra Director Common of Police (Regulation and Order), Pratap Reddy, who’s in-charge of the oxygen provide chain within the state, concerning the issues within the provide chain.
“The tragic incident at CIMS is a watch opener. We should set our provide chain proper,” he mentioned.
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