The Supreme Court on Friday put its foot down stating that 700 metric tonnes of medical oxygen have to be supplied to Delhi daily to tide over the Covid-19 crisis.
The Supreme Court on Thursday told the Centre that Delhi must get at least 700 tonnes (mt) of oxygen every day, which has been requested by the government to meet the demands of the Covid patients. Delhi is among the worst-hit regions in the country during the second wave of coronavirus.
The Supreme Court bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and MR Shah pointed out that the coury was there to find fault amid the pandemic, but stressed that it was important to ensure oxygen supply for Delhi.
Pointing that the Supreme Court was assured by SG Tushar Mehta that Delhi will not suffer, the high court said that this assurance has not been fulfilled as "small and large nursing homes and individuals are running to us".
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