Telangana told to disclose real Covid death Nos

Wednesday 05th May 2021 07:32 EDT

The Telangana high court found fault with the state government for apparently hiding the real number of Covid-19 deaths and directed it to disclose all such details. “Let there be display boards at the crematoriums and burial grounds that depict the true picture,” the judges said. The bench refused to believe the death figures being furnished by the state and sought to know the number of electric crematoriums in Hyderabad and in the state. It said that it was hearing a disturbing trend of dead bodies piling up in hospitals and burial grounds. Perturbed over distressing accounts emanating from hospitals and burial grounds along with the high positivity rate in Telangana’s districts, the court reviewed the supply situation of essentials like oxygen and drugs. It also directed the state to conduct an oxygen audit.

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