ON OXYGEN SHORTAGE DEATHS, WHAT MODI GOVERNMENT SAID AND WHAT MEDIA REPORTED
Therefore, the central government does not have data on COVID deaths that happened due to oxygen shortage. The minister did not say that COVID deaths due to oxygen shortage is zero.
However, section of visual and print media reported as if the minister has said that deaths due to oxygen shortage was zero. Then, the visual media conducted debate on this “zero death due to oxygen shortage” news.
The fact is that the state governments have found it difficult to exactly and separately estimate the deaths that happened due to oxygen shortage or co morbidity conditions or severe COVID illness. Possibly, in some of the cases, the deaths could have happened due to combination of factors.
In the interest of vibrant and trustworthy debates in the media ,full information must be reported and not half baked news.
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