Supplied 730 Metric Tons Of Oxygen To Delhi On May 5, Center Told Supreme Court | India News
NEW DELHI: The Center On Thursday he told the Supreme Court that he has fulfilled his order and instead of 700 MT oxygen, secured a supply of 730 MT to Delhi for the treatment of Covid-19 patients. The high court, while suspending contempt proceedings initiated by the Delhi high court against central government officials for failure to comply with the order to supply 700 tons of oxygen to Delhi, had sought a response from the Center on Thursday morning.
A bench of judges DY Chandrachud and M R Shah was informed by the Attorney General Tushar mehta, appearing for the Center, which was conducted in 56 major hospitals in the national capital on May 4 and revealed that they had a significant stock of liquid medical oxygen (LMO).
While granting the suspension for contempt of officials, the high court on Wednesday had made clear that it was not preventing the high court from overseeing issues related to the management of Covid-19.
He had also led a meeting, even virtually, between officials from the Center and the Delhi government last night to discuss various aspects of increasing the oxygen supply to the national capital.