Delhi is struggling with the shortage of this medical oxygen. Alam is that patients are dying in hospitals due to the end of oxygen. Sometimes a hospital is pleading for oxygen and sometimes some. The Center increased the oxygen quota of Delhi, but still not enough supply is being made. On the contrary, politics has started. The Center says that how the oxygen came from the plant is the responsibility of the state, then the Kejriwal government is telling it to be the responsibility of the Center.
Bringing oxygen to your quota is the responsibility of Delhi government: Harsh Vardhan
Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan has bluntly said that it is the responsibility of the state government to arrange its quota on time and plan properly for it. He said, ‘Delhi has allotted more than the quota of oxygen it had sought for itself. The Chief Minister of Delhi also thanked the Prime Minister for this yesterday (Friday) … now it is the responsibility of the state government to bring quota oxygen on time, distribute it and plan properly for it.
Center is running from its responsibility: Delhi government
The Delhi government, on the other hand, says that the Center is shedding its responsibility, but the High Court has put a stop to its efforts. According to a statement issued by the Health Department of the Delhi government, “The Delhi High Court has put a check on the Centre’s attempt to outbid the responsibility of arranging oxygen tankers for Delhi.” The Delhi High Court has reprimanded the Center and asked it to review the Oxygen quota in Delhi immediately and allot it to the nearest plant.
Delhi government should try for tankers, do not leave the Center alone: High Court
Earlier on Saturday, during the hearing in the Delhi High Court on the oxygen crisis, the Center and the Delhi government kept blaming each other for the transportation of oxygen. When the Delhi government was seen raising its hands saying that it was not a tanker, the High Court directed that the two governments should work in tandem. The court directed the Delhi government to take steps to arrange tankers and said that it should not leave it entirely to the central government.
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Center said in High Court – Delhi government is not providing tanker for supply
The Delhi government told the court that it has been getting only 380 metric tons of oxygen per day for the last few days and on Friday it had received about 300 metric tons of oxygen. The court then questioned the Center. The central government said that one of the reasons for the decrease in supply of oxygen is that the Delhi government is not providing tankers to take liquid oxygen.
Advocates of Delhi government said – we are not an industrial state, we do not have a tanker
Senior advocate Rahul Mehra, appearing for the Delhi government, told the court that Delhi is not an industrial state and does not have access to such tankers. On behalf of the Center, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said that different states are making changes to existing tankers to make arrangements for storage of oxygen in them or to acquire tankers from other sources. The Delhi government should try in this direction.
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High court asked Delhi government – what efforts have been made for tankers
During the hearing, the court also questioned the Delhi government officials as to what efforts they have made to get tankers to procure supplies of oxygen allocated by the Center to the national capital. The court directed the Delhi government to take steps to acquire the tankers and said that it should not leave it entirely to the central government.
Consider allotment again, Delhi gets oxygen from nearby plant: Court
The bench said that the Center and the Delhi government should work together on this issue. The court asked the Delhi government to consider the National Allocation Plan for Oxygen and suggest to work on it again so that the national capital could get oxygen from the surrounding plants.
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