Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Raghav Chadha said that the capital received the highest level of 555 tonnes of oxygen so far on Tuesday. At the same time, the city hospitals are facing shortage of life-saving gas supply amidst huge increase in cases of corona virus.
Releasing the oxygen bulletin on Wednesday, Chadha said that the High Court had reprimanded the center and compared it to the ostrich. Chadha said that perhaps due to this reprimand, Delhi has received 555 metric tonnes of liquid medical oxygen. This is the highest supply till date, while the requirement is 976 metric tonnes of oxygen.
He claimed, however, that this oxygen was not made available from regular sources, rather the Central Government had made arrangements with it from other states to Delhi which was being sent to other places.
The MLA also said that the Delhi government received 48 SOS messages for lack of oxygen and refill of cylinders and resolved them.
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Chadha said in the online briefing that we sent 36.40 tonnes of oxygen SOS messages to resolve. There are a total of 4,036 Oxgene beds in these hospitals. This means that we helped 4,036 lives.
The Delhi High Court on Tuesday asked the Center to give reasons why contempt proceedings should not be initiated against Kovid-19 patients for not being able to serve the order on supply of oxygen to Delhi. The court said, “You can hide your head in the sand like an ostrich, we will not do that.”
The High Court said that the Supreme Court has already given orders, now the High Court is also saying that the Center will have to supply 700 metric tons of oxygen to Delhi every day.
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