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“You Can Bury Your Head In Sand Like Ostrich, But We Can’t”: Delhi HC Slams Centre Over Oxygen Shortage In Delhi

The High Court also issued a notice to the Central Government asking why contempt action should not be taken against them for not complying with its May 1 order.

 

New Delhi| Delhi High court today told the Central Government to follow the order of the Supreme Court on the supply of sufficient oxygen in Delhi. The high court told the govt that it will not listen to any excuses and the Central govt has to provide 700 MT of oxygen to the city immediately. It said in its order, “Enough is Enough. We will not listen to any excuse in response to the oxygen supply. There is no way that you will not supply 700 MT Oxygen immediately. We will not hear anything except compliance.”

HC said in its order further said, “It has been brought to our attention that Delhi is not getting the required oxygen. The Supreme Court has passed an order directing the Centre to provide the oxygen. The Centre has said that a compliance affidavit is being filed before the Supreme Court tomorrow. We fail to understand what the affidavit will do when the necessary oxygen is not being brought to Delhi, even for one day, the allotted oxygen has not been distributed.” The High Court also issued a notice to the Central Government asking why contempt action should not be taken against them for not complying with its May 1 order. Slamming the govt, HC said, “You can hide your head in the sand like an ostrich, We can’t”.

The HC also noted their disagreement to the Centre’s response saying that the Supreme Court has not directed them to supply 700 metric tonnes of oxygen to Delhi. “We disagree with the Centre. The Supreme Court has clearly directed to provide 700 metric tonnes of oxygen per day to Delhi to meet the shortage. The assurance given before the Supreme Court is definitely not being fulfilled. We are closely watching the SoS of hospitals and nursing homes day and night to supply oxygen.”

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