Delhi HC to initiate contempt proceeding against Centre Government

New Delhi (Agency) May 05

The Delhi high court on Tuesday issued a show-cause notice to the Centre asking why contempt action should not be initiated against it for not complying with its order that Delhi be supplied with its allocated share of medical oxygen. To deal with the capital’s oxygen crisis, Delhi government has set up a 24X7 emergency helpline for hospitals and other healthcare institutions.

Two oxygen plants have come up at Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Hospital in northwest Delhi and Covid care centre at Commonwealth Games Complex in east Delhi. Both the centres were reviewed by deputy CM and nodal minister for Covid management Manish Sisodia on Tuesday. In 24 hours starting Tuesday morning, Oxygen Express trains delivered 450 metric tonnes of medical oxygen to Delhi. The capital received three trains loaded with oxygen tankers on Tuesday