Government’s excuse for oxygen deaths: No ‘expert’ to reverse tractor

The state government told the Bombay high court on Thursday—the day 15 Covid patients died at Goa Medical College due to interrupted oxygen supply—that the deaths were due to a delay in replacing oxygen cylinders as they didn’t have an “expert tractor driver” capable of manoeuvring the tractor carrying the cylinders in a small pathway in reverse gear to unload it.