The Division Bench of Justices Vipin Sanghi and Rekha Palli, on April 27, had asked the Delhi government to collect the information of the total deaths due to shortage of oxygen in the hospitals across the national capital.
The government’s failure to anticipate the nationwide demand for oxygen and the aforesaid notification that is just limited to the man of means is abhorrent at par when the entire world is witnessing the ongoing crisis of this Country.
The other issue that came up before the Bench of Justices Vipin Sanghi and Rekha Palli today was that while the entire country was striving to get hold of life-saving medicines such as Remdesivir and others.
Mr. Senthil, a senior officer from the Central government joined the proceedings to assist the court on this aspect, stated that the pressure and temperature requirements of a CNG gas cylinder aren't feasible for transporting oxygen.
The immortal line from the Bhagawad Gita goes on to be translated as “Now I am become death, the destroyer of worlds”. We are seeing this now as Covid-19 and its many mutations and variants sweep across the globe, bringing death and relentless destruction.