ILNS: The Delhi High Court bench of Justices Vipin Sanghi and Rekha Palli, hearing a suo motu plea regarding the shortage of beds, drugs and oxygen supply etc amid the COVID-19 pandemic on Saturday hit out at the Central government and warned that it will hold the government in contempt if Delhi does not gets its allocated 490MT of oxygen by today itself.
The court directed the Central Govt to supply oxygen by whatever means. Justice Sanghi said: “Do you want us to let people die in Delhi? Do you want us to shut our eyes?”
The Court said it would haul the Central government for contempt after it was submitted that eight persons, including a doctor, had died in Batra Hospital due to lack of oxygen.
The issue was of oxygen tankers meant for Delhi having been diverted to another state and held there. The company in question – Inox – had expressed its inability to get those tankers to Delhi so far. It was said that the tankers would be made available by today.