NEW DELHI: Punjab reported four suspected deaths due to lack of oxygen during the second Coronavirus disease (Covid-19) wave, of the 19 states that responded to Union government's request to share the number of such deaths, Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya told Parliament on Friday.
He hit out at the opposition over claims that the Centre hid deaths due to oxygen shortage during the bruising second wave of the pandemic, and said the government sought data from all states on the matter.
"Government made all efforts possible to ensure oxygen supplies reached to states but some did not stop from politicising the issue even during this crisis.
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