The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a petition seeking inquiry by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) or any other independent agency with regards to shortage in supply of oxygen amid the second wave of Covid-19.
Contrary to media reports, many states have flatly denied deaths due to oxygen shortage during the second wave of Covid-19. This is despite courts pulling them up for their lackadaisical attitude towards patients.
Justice Amit Bansal has sought the response of the Delhi Government, the Union of India, Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights and the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi.
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.