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Delhi High Court pulls up Delhi Government for not arranging tankers to collect oxygen

Lawstreet Journal 26 Apr 2021 7:00pm

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Judiciary Delhi High Court pulls up Delhi Government for not arranging tankers to collect oxygen

The Delhi High Court on Saturday, April 24, 2021 asked the Delhi Government to take systematic steps for procuring cryogenic tanks for Oxygen supply and make adequate security arrangements for their movement to varied Covid-19 hospitals within the city.

The direction was made by a Division Bench comprising of Justice Vipin Sanghi and Justice Rekha Palli while hearing a petition filed by Maharaja Agrasen Hospital, citing oxygen shortage.

Noting that the oxygen supply has primarily been affected due to non-arrangement of cryogenic tanks by the Delhi Government, the Bench asked the Centre to consider assisting the State in arranging the same for seamless supply of Oxygen within the city.

"Citizens can't be allowed to die like this…In case cryogenic tanks are less in supply, we are hopeful that centre may work this out in coordination with GNCTD, who cannot leave it completely on the Centre," the Bench ordered.

During the hearing, the Centre and the Delhi Government were hostile with respect to supply of Oxygen amid shortage of cryogenic tankers for transporting. The Centre insisted that Delhi must arrange its own tanks like all the other States, whereas the Delhi Government submitted that Delhi is not an industrial state and therefore has no cryogenic tanks.

"If Delhi government having an issue with tankers, they have to talk to suppliers directly. That's what every state is doing," SG Mehta insisted.

Quoting, "The problem is you think allocation is done so everything will be served at your doorstep but that's not how it works. After allocation have you made any effort for… Continue Reading...

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