- Delhi government considering oxygen supply from aircraft to save time
- Oxygen completely depleted in some hospitals of the capital, deputy CM expressed concern
- The hearing will be held again in the Delhi High Court on the issue of oxygen.
The number of corona patients in the capital Delhi is increasing rapidly. Oxygen has reached the verge of running out in some hospitals in Delhi amid increasing numbers of patients. Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said on Thursday that oxygen is completely depleted in some hospitals in the capital, they
Preparation for oxygen airlift
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Thursday that the bulk of the increased amount of oxygen to Delhi is to be supplied from Odisha. Due to the distance of hundreds of kilometers, the Delhi government is considering to supply it by aircraft to save time.
Amid the shortage of oxygen, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that efforts are being made to bring oxygen consignments from planes to increase supplies. Kejriwal lauded the efforts of the Center and the High Court for increasing the oxygen quota for Delhi for the treatment of Kovid-19 patients and said that supplies have started reaching the national capital.
Delhi needs 700 metric tons of oxygen daily
Kejriwal said that the daily intake of medical oxygen for Delhi was fixed at 378 MT which has been increased to 480 MT and he thanked the Center for this. Also, according to estimates, Delhi needs 700 metric tonnes of oxygen daily.
He said that according to the quota set by the Center, oxygen is being supplied from other states but some states are stopping trucks coming to the national capital. This is not right. This is a big disaster and we need to fight unitedly. If we all fight together as Indians, we will defeat Corona.
We have no choice
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said on Thursday that some hospitals in the capital have completely run out of oxygen, they have no option left. He alleged that some states were trying to regain control of medical oxygen in part of the national capital. Meanwhile, Saroj Hospital in Delhi has moved the Delhi High Court seeking a request for immediate supply of oxygen for the treatment of Kovid-19 patients. It will be heard today.