Sunday, June 13, 2021

Supreme Court directs Delhi to provide 700 metric tons of oxygen every day, Center will hand over road map today

Prabhakar Mishra, New Delhi: The situation in Corona in the country is continuously deteriorating. There is still an outcry in many places due to the scarcity of oxygen. The issue of lack of oxygen in the hospitals of Delhi has reached the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court has directed the central government to deliver 700 metric tons of oxygen to Delhi every day. The central government will present the road map in the court today on the supply of oxygen in Delhi.

The Supreme Court on Wednesday said that oxygen cannot be available by sending officials to jail or taking contempt proceedings. Also, the apex court stayed the contempt notice issued by the Delhi High Court against the central government. But the Supreme Court also said in clear words to the Central Government that Delhi must provide 700 metric tons of medical oxygen daily. The central government has to make a plan for this and present it before the court on the next hearing on Thursday.

Let us tell you that the Central Government had moved the Supreme Court against the contempt notice issued by the Delhi High Court against the officials of the Center on Tuesday. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta had approached the hearing on Wednesday, referring to the Central Government’s application before a three-member bench headed by Chief Justice NV Raman. On Wednesday, a bench of Justice DY Chandrachud and Justice MR Shah heard the application.

During the hearing, the bench asked the Central and Delhi government officials to sit together on Wednesday night to consider various ways of providing essential oxygen supplies to the national capital. Justice Chandrachud said, “This is a pan-India pandemic and we have to find ways to supply oxygen to the national capital, because we are accountable to the people for Delhi.”

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