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.
The Supreme Court has refused to entertain a plea seeking directions for compensation of Rs two crore for families of those who died during Covid-19 due to non-availability of oxygen and fastening criminal liability on officials.
The task force interim report on Delhi further said that there was gross discrepancy in the actual oxygen use claimed and the calculation of consumption using bed capacity. It further said that the discrepancy in data was because of “a poor understanding of demand calculation”.
In the earlier proceedings, the petitioner submitted before the court that there is complete chaos created because of the deadly situation arising out of the spread of coronavirus as COVID19 guidelines are not being followed in the region.
At the outset the SG has submitted that the Central Govt accepts its obligations to be abide by the order of this Court. However, it has been submitted that contempt proceedings shall not be warranted.