“Water above head; provide Oxygen to Delhi today by whatever means possible” Delhi HC slams Centre.

Delhi High Court on Saturday slammed centre after it fails to deliver the full sanctioned Oxygen quota to Delhi hospitals. The Delhi High court asked th Central government to arrange and deliver the full quota of Oxygen to Delhi “today by whatever means possible” as it heard petitions over how health infrastructure is coping up with the Covid-19.

“Water has gone above the head. You have to arrange everything now. You have made the allocations. You have to fulfil it. Eight lives have been lost. We can’t shut our eyes to it,” the high court said today, referring to a hospital that reported loss of lives after oxygen supply stopped for 80 minutes.

On Saturday, Batra Hospital in Delhi reported 8 patients including a doctor died due to no oxygen supply, after they ran out of Oxygen for around 80minutes.

We direct the centre to ensure that Delhi receives its 490 tonnes (of medical oxygen) today by whatever means. It falls on the centre to arrange tankers as well. The allocation was made on April 20 and not even one day Delhi has received its allocated supply. If this is not implemented, we may even consider initiating contempt proceedings,” the high court said.

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