As many hospitals in Dehli are struggling to tackle rising cases of Covid19, the Supreme Court on Friday directed the Centre to supply 700 MT of medical oxygen to the national capital everyday till further orders.
A Bench headed by Justice DY Chandrachud took note of the submission of the Delhi government on deficient supply of oxygen to the national capital.
According to a media report, the Bench warned that it would pass orders against officials concerned if 700 MT of LMO is not supplied every day.
“We want 700 MT oxygen to be supplied to Delhi on daily basis and we mean business. It has to be supplied and we don’t want to be coercive. Our order will take time to be uploaded by 3 pm. But you proceed and arrange the oxygen,” Bar and Bench quoted Justice DY Chandrachud as saying.
“You have to supply 700 MT oxygen everyday till further orders,” Justice MR Shah, who was on the Bench along with Justice Chandrachud, said.
Earlier on May 5, the Supreme Court had asked the Centre to supply 700 MT of oxygen that Delhi needs and submit a tabulated plan detailing how it would be meeting the oxygen requirements for the national capital.
Meanwhile, Delhi Police personnel have arrested two persons and seized 10 medical oxygen concentrators, 82 plastic pipes used in concentrators, 3486 digital thermometers, 263 digital gun thermometers, 684 oximeters and 10 nebulizers.
The two persons were arrested by police after the police received information regarding a person selling Covid19 related medical equipment at a higher rate than the market price in M Block Market GK-1 area.