The Delhi High Court will today conduct hearing into a slew of petitions, demanding inclusion of Oxygen Concentrator in the list of Essential Commodities, so that the same can come under the ambit of the Essential Commodities Act.
The bench of Justice Vipin Sanghi and Justice Jasmeet Singh will hear the petitions, which urge the Court to declare medical equipment such as Oxygen Concentrator as an essential commodity under the Essential Commodities Act.
The pleas further stated that there are numerous instances of patients, who have recovered from Covid-19, but are succumbing to post-Covid complications. Earlier in 2020, this Court had directed the group of experts of both the Governments, namely the GNCTD and the Central Government, to evolve a protocol/ SOP to deal with post-Covid complications.
“Since we are now witnessing a more contagious and lethal variant- the Double Mutant Variant, it is essential that fresh protocols and SOP’s be evolved to deal with post-Covid complications,” it added.