Delhi High Court had ordered the Centre to provide details regarding the oxygen shortage in National Capital. The judicial body has asked to give details about the oxygen concentrators waiting to be cleared by Customs till 3 pm on May 3.
Following high demand on oxygen cylinders for Covid patients, High Court had recently lashed out on center and said, “You have to meet oxygen demand head-on, can’t duck it.”
On May 2, the Supreme Court has also asked the Center to address the shortages of medical supplies in Delhi by midnight of May 3. Meanwhile, the topmost court ordered the Center to create a buffer stock of oxygen along with all states which can be used in case the regular supply chain is disrupted.
The Supreme Court on 2nd of May stated, “The emergency stocks shall be created within the next four days. The replenishment of the emergency stocks will also be monitored on a real-time basis through the virtual control room in active consultation with each state/Union Territory.”
India is facing the dangerous and highly infectious second wave of Covid19. The pandemic has made India crawl on its feet. The Health System of the nation has collapsed as there is a shortage of oxygen supply, hospital beds, and other medical facilities.
Daily, many patients are dying due to oxygen shortage in the hospitals. National Capital Delhi has become the worst-hit area and reported 20,394 new covid cases and 407 deaths in the last 24 hours.