The Delhi High Court on Thursday directed the Centre to immediately implement the allocation order and MHA order, which allows free movement of medical oxygen.
This order comes at a time when Delhi has been running out of medical oxygen. The Court said that even though the government has passed the allocation order but it “did not seem to implement it seriously.”
“We all know that this country is being run by god,” observed the bench headed by Justices Vipin Sanghi and Rekha Palli.
The Ministry of Home Affairs on Thursday ordered that there will be no restriction on the movement of medical oxygen between the states. Moreover, the transport authorities will be instructed to allow free inter–state and intra-state movement of oxygen-carrying vehicles.
The Prime Minister called for using innovative ways to provide oxygen support to various health facilities in a high-level meeting held on Thursday.
Taking suo moto cognisance of the prevailing coronavirus pandemic situation, the Supreme Court has asked the Centre to formulate a national policy on various issues such as supply of oxygen, necessary drugs, and vaccination.
Meanwhile, India broke all records on Thursday as the country reported 3,14,835 new cases of coronavirus. This is the highest daily surge to be reported in the country on a single day. No other country has recorded more cases in a single day.
The total tally stands at 1,59,30,965 infections. And with 2,104 deaths reported on Thursday, the toll stands at 1,84,657.