New Delhi: The Delhi High Court heard the petition on how the health infrastructure is trying to cope with the deadly second wave of the Kovid-19 pandemic. During the hearing, the High Court reprimanded the Center for lack of oxygen, saying that hospitals in the national capital should be given full quota of medical oxygen today.
The High Court today said, “The water has gone above the head. You have to settle everything now. You have made the allotment, you have to complete it. The lives of eight people are lost. We cannot close our eyes.” ” Citing a hospital that 8 patients died here after the oxygen supply was stopped for 80 minutes.
A doctor is among the eight people who died in Delhi’s Batra Hospital on Saturday afternoon. The High Court said, “We direct the Center to ensure that Delhi receives its 490 tonnes (medical oxygen) today. Arrangement of tankers is also at the Center. The allotment was made on April 20 and a Even on the day Delhi has not received full oxygen. If it is not implemented, we can also consider starting contempt proceedings. “
The court rejected the Centre’s request to postpone the hearing till Monday, when its officials would clarify the situation. The High Court said, “Enough has happened. No one is asking for more than the allotment. If you cannot supply the allotment today, we will see your explanation on Monday.”
In recent weeks, due to the increase in cases of Kovid, it is now being called the second wave of epidemic. Social media is full of stories of desperate people trying to find oxygen or a hospital bed for their friends and family.
At this time more and more people are complaining of breathlessness, who need oxygen. However, oxygen supply has been severely limited due to the sudden surge in demand in cities and towns. The center is now running “Oxygen Express” trains carrying tankers to the worst-hit states by Kovid.