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Supply oxygen at any cost: Delhi High Court directs Centre in emergency hearing on Max hospital's plea

Lawstreet Journal 24 Apr 2021 7:21pm

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The Delhi High Court has directed the central government to supply medical oxygen to six hospitals in the national capital at the earliest using any means necessary. The High Court bench issued the order while hearing a plea by Max healthcare because of the shortage of medical oxygen at hospitals in the Delhi NCR

There 6 hospitals that require oxygen: Max hospital, Saket,  Max Smart Hospital,  Saket, Max Hospital, Patparganj, Max Hospital  Shalimar Bagh, Max Hospital, Vaishali and Max Hospital Gurugram.

The High Court was also notified that 2000 MT of medical oxygen would reach Max hospital in Patparganj, Delhi in two hours.

Earlier on Wednesday 21st April,  2021 Max healthcare issued a press statement saying that it had only a few hours of medical oxygen supply left. The statement also said that more than 1400 Covid 19 patients are being treated at 7 Max healthcare hospitals.

Max healthcare then moved the High Court for an urgent hearing in this regard. A Delhi High Court bench, presided by Justices Vipin Sanghi and Rekha Palli said the centre was directed to protect the fundamental right to life of citizens who are seriously ill due to COVID-19 and require medical oxygen.

Divert entire industrial supply if necessary:

The bench opined its surprise on the inaction by the central government despite the High Courts order dated April 20, 2021, regarding this matter. 

“Yesterday we passed a detailed order including on the aspect of shortage of oxygen. We were informed that all the industrial oxygen is being diverted for medical use… Continue Reading...

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