ILNS: The Delhi High Court Saturday told the Delhi government to take the help of the Army for supplying oxygen to Covid-19 patients.
A bench of Justices Vipin Sanghi and Rekha Palli were hearing a Suo motu plea regarding the shortage of beds, drugs and oxygen supply, amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Several other petitions have been filed on the issue by various hospitals and individuals.
Amicus Curiae and Senior Advocate Rajshekhar Rao said, “It’s beyond my understanding why the Delhi government is hesitating in taking help from the Army, Navy and the Air Force in this hour of crisis.
“Certainly, our Army can provide better alternatives to provide oxygen. In such a situation, instead of saying that beds without oxygen are useless, the government should consider taking the help of the Army in supplying oxygen to the patients,” he added.
Advocate Rahul Mehra, representing the Delhi government, informed the court that it was considering the issue at a higher level.
To this, the Court bluntly said, “Why is there a need for consideration? The government can directly talk to the Army over this