The Delhi High Court has reprimanded the Central Government and said that people are dying in Delhi and you feel that this is a joke.
Oxygen cylinder (symbolic photo)
The Delhi High Court on Tuesday heard the death due to lack of oxygen in the national capital. During this time, the court has reprimanded the Central Government and said that people are dying in Delhi and you feel that this is a joke. The court said that ‘you can turn a blind eye, but we do not. It is very insensitive and unfortunate.
The Delhi High Court said that the Center should ensure that the proper supply of oxygen reaches Delhi as per the instructions issued earlier by the Supreme Court. The court told the central government that if there is no need for oxygen in Maharashtra, then it can be used in Delhi. He said that the situation in Maharashtra is improving.
Get help from Maharashtra
The High Court accepted a suggestion that if the need for oxygen and tankers in Maharashtra has reduced, then they can be sent to Delhi. It is a permanent system, which can be used anywhere. At the same time, Additional Advocate General (ASG) Chetan Sharma assured the bench that the central government is already considering the possibility of replacing oxygen cylinders in Delhi from other states and the same will be done.
Lack of oxygen in the capital
The bench of Justices Vipin Sanghi and Rekha Palli also lashed out at the Center over the lack of oxygen in the national capital. A bench of KORCH said that the Center should ensure that oxygen reaches Delhi as per the instructions issued earlier by the Supreme Court. The bench said that this would result in contempt of court and the instructions of the Supreme Court would not be fulfilled.
Deaths due to corona
Representing the Delhi government, advocate Rahul Mehra said that although the Supreme Court had directed 700MT of oxygen to be transported to the national capital, but so far only 433 MT has been reached. They say that many people are dying every day in the capital.
HC seeks answers from Center
The court also asked the central government to clarify how many oxygen suppliers are there in its empowered group to deal with the corona crisis. What the Center is planning is for the future, but our concern is how to face this difficult time right now.
Suggestions sought from IIT and IIM
The Delhi High Court suggested that the government could help in consultation with experts from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) and the Indian Institute of Management (IIM). The bench said that whatever fleet is near the center, it should be used at maximum capacity.
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