COVID-19 is spreading at an alarming rate. The situation is going out of control there. People are witnessing an extreme shortage of oxygen and medicines. The Delhi HC expressed its concern over the crisis. And pulled on Kejriwal government that they had not made any such request for converting a luxury hotel into a Covid Care Centre.
Delhi HC Concerned Over the Situation in the Capital
Delhi HC on Tuesday censured the Aam Admi Party government. The situation in the national Capital is worsening day by day. There is no proper supply of oxygen and the government has badly failed in tackling the situation. However, Delhi HC has clearly mentioned that if the government is unable to handle the situation; it will hand over the matter to the Central government. The bench of Justices, Vipin Sanghi, and Rekha Palli were hearing a plea regarding the shortage of medicines and oxygen. Hearing the plea, they said that enough is enough, and strict actions must be taken now. They said that the system in Delhi has collapsed. Oxygen black marketing is happening on a large scale. People are hoarding oxygen cylinders at their homes without any reason. The High Court advised the Delhi government to take some strict actions regarding the issue.
The Worsening Situation in Delhi
Hospitals in Delhi have expressed their grief and helplessness through social media. On April 23, 25 patients in the Covid ward of Sir Ganga Ram Hospital died due to a lack of oxygen supply. A day later, 20 people died due to a shortage of oxygen. The hospitals are not admitting new patients due to their helplessness. It is a very difficult situation, both for the doctors and the patients. People are either dying by not getting a bed in the hospital, or by not getting a proper oxygen supply. Delhi HC has now decided to take strict actions if Kejriwal does not act properly.
Actions Taken Up By the Delhi HC
The Delhi HC advised the government to take over an oxygen refilling plant. Besides that, the government has also been asked to contempt notice to five other re-fillers. It also pointed out the ongoing cylinder business in the market. The Delhi HC has ordered the government to send their officers to oxygen plants. If required, they can also take over the site. Delhi on Monday witnessed 20,201 new cases. The positivity rate was 35.02% and the death toll was 308. Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal has said that they will import 21 oxygen plants from France and 18 cryogenic tankers from Thailand.