Will ‘hang’ anyone who obstructs oxygen supply says Delhi HC
Delhi High Court Division Bench of Justice Vipin Sanghi & Justice Rekha Palli begins hearing a plea by Maharaja Agarsen Hospital regarding a shortage of oxygen.
Following are some of Statement of Delhi High Court
Delhi High Court asks Kejriwal Govt: “When Central Govt had sanctioned funds in Dec. 2020 to set up 8 Pressure Swing Absorption(PSA) Plants for production of Oxygen why only one has become operational?”
The court said the viral disease has a low mortality and those who have a low immunity will eventually die but the problem comes when people who could be saved are also dying. “The mortality rate needs to be reduced.”
Referring to a study by a team of scientists from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur, the court noted its assessment that the peak of this COVID wave will come in mid-May. “It is a Tsunami; how are we preparing to deal with peak in mid May?” Delhi High Court and warned it will “hang” any person who tries to obstruct oxygen supplies to hospitals here.
The court told the Delhi government to inform the Centre also about such officials of the local administration so that it could take action against them.
The high court also asked the Centre when the 480 metric tonne (MT) of oxygen per day allocated for Delhi would see the light of the day.
“You (Centre) had assured us (on April 21) that 480 MT per day will reach Delhi. Tell us when will it come? The 480 MT per day is still to see the light of the day,” the court said.
The query came after the Delhi government said it was getting only 380 MT oxygen per day over the past few days and it received only around 300 MT on Friday.