Dr Farooq In Parliament: What Issue Did He Raise On Day 1

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 Farooq Abdullah – File Photo

New Delhi- National Conference president Farooq Abdullah Monday attended the Monsoon Session of Parliament for the first time after a gap of more than a year since the abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir.

Abdullah raises issue of oxygen shortage, dysfunctional ventilators in Jammu hospitals in Parliament

He expressed grave concern over the shortage of oxygen in Jammu Hospitals, saying the situation is reportedly quite worrisome particularly in the wake of alarming spike in COVID 19 cases during the past one week.

Responding to the Union Health Minister during Zero Hour in e Parliament on the opening day of the monsoon session, Dr Farooq said, “As per media reports, the situation in Jammu Hospitals is worrisome. Reportedly hospitals managing COVID 19 cases are facing acute shortage of oxygen thereby putting the lives of critical corona virus patients at risk. It is distressing to know that nothing substantial is being done to alleviate the problem.”

Dr Farooq Abdullah also raised the issue of dysfunctional 60 ventilators that are meant to provide life support to critically ill patients and called for immediate necessary measures to strengthen the healthcare support system to meet the challenge of pandemic.

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