The issue of the ongoing oxygen crisis in the country's capital Delhi (Delhi) has now reached the Supreme Court from the Delhi High Court. The hearing is going on in the Supreme Court in the Delhi Oxygen Supply case. The central government told the court that on Wednesday, 730 metric tons of medical oxygen has been supplied in Delhi, which is more than the order of 700 metric tons of the Supreme Court. The central government said that there is enough stock of oxygen in the hospitals of Delhi.
The Central Government had on Wednesday approached the Supreme Court against the order of the Delhi High Court and the Supreme Court had also allowed an immediate hearing on the case. In fact, the Delhi High Court had reprimanded the Central Government and asked the officials who supervised the purchase of oxygen and oxygen supply to other states including Delhi to be present during yesterday's hearing.
'Delhi should get 700 MT oxygen' - SC
Solicitor General (SG) Tushar Mehta, appearing for the Central Government, said that it is unfortunate that the Delhi High Court has initiated contempt action against the Center at such a time. When the officials of the Center are trying to give their best on this issue. The central government told in the Supreme Court that the demand of Delhi is high and according to that the resources are needed. The Center said that even 500 MT of Oxygen can work in Delhi.
Justice Chandrachud denied this and ordered the supply of 700 MT of medical oxygen in Delhi. Justice Shah commented, 'This is a national disaster. Due to lack of oxygen, people have died. The court clearly said that Delhi should get 700 MT of oxygen, we will not accept less than that.
'Essential stocks of oxygen available in hospitals' - Center
The Supreme Court on Wednesday stayed the contempt proceedings initiated by the Delhi High Court against central government officials for not complying with the directive to supply 700 metric tons of medical oxygen for treatment of Kovid-19 patients in the national capital. . The Supreme Court said that putting the officers in jail will not bring oxygen and at this time there should be an effort to save lives.
After the Supreme Court ordered 700 MT of oxygen to Delhi, the Central Government told the court that 730 MT of medical oxygen has been supplied to Delhi, which is more than the order of 700 MT of the Supreme Court. The central government said that there is enough stock of oxygen in the hospitals of Delhi. The Center says that a survey conducted in 56 major hospitals on May 4 showed that they had the necessary stocks of oxygen.