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Tuesday, 30 November 2021 11.54 PM IST

Can't say not my job: HC pulls up Centre over oxygen crisis, pans Delhi govt too

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NEW DELHI: Delhi High Court on Monday pulled up both the Centre and Delhi governments over the oxygen crisis that has plagued several hospitals in Delhi and said the responsibility lies with both the governments.

Delhi High Court on Monday said, "You don't seem to be taking into account the established supply chains. They were supplying to Delhi. You've made it 85 metric tonnes. Why should their tankers be held up in spite of your order?"

Solicitor General Tushan Mehta told the Delhi government counsel, "You intimate us. Criminal complaint can be registered. The home minister has issued an order that says treat oxygen tankers like ambulances."

To this, the court said, "We fail to understand. We asked you to consider reworking allocation. All that was not done. 21 lives have been lost."

However, Mehta argued that it was "not because of non-supply by me" and "it is not my job. It's for the state."

To this, the court said, "We fail to understand. We asked you to consider reworking allocation. All that was not done. 21 lives have been lost."

However, Mehta argued that it was "not because of non-supply by me" and "it is not my job. It's for the state."

"Now we are confused. We are receiving SOS calls from hospitals. This is back-breaking. The state government should at least clarify. We need some direction and help in this regard," said the counsel for INOX.

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TAGS: DELHI HIGH COURT, CENTRE, OXYGEN CRISIS, GOVERNMENTS, RESPONSIBILITY, SOLICITOR GENRAL, TUHSAR MEHTA
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