Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed the Central and Delhi government to set up a buffer stock of 100 Metric Tonnes (MTs) of liquid oxygen in the national capital within the next three days to ensure supply to hospitals in case of any emergency, Indian express reported.
The order has been passed by the division bench of Justices Vipin Sanghi and Rekha Palli.
“Suppliers can provide only 480-520 MTs per day and not beyond that. To meet the demand, Rao told the court, it is essential for the Centre and Delhi government to collaborate and prepare a buffer stock of oxygen for emergency use and to ensure supply lines continue to function even in unforeseen circumstances,” Amicus curiae Senior Advocate Rajshekhar Rao earlier informed the court.
The court was told that a similar direction has been passed by the Supreme Court on April 30 but no steps have been taken in this regard.
Courtesy: Indian Express