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New Delhi: The Supreme Court has directed the Center to ensure availability of 70,000 metric tonnes of oxygen per day from Delhi and further resolve the situation. The court said it was the Centre’s responsibility to ensure that 70,000 metric tonnes of oxygen was supplied to the national capital every day based on current needs. He also directed that the allocation and availability of medical oxygen in Delhi should not be reduced.
A bench of Justice DY Chandrachud and Justice MR Shah said the Center had on April 21 ruled that there was no shortage of oxygen and that the country had 1,16,000 metric tonnes of liquid oxygen. Arrangements for supply of 70,000 MT and instructions for further solutions. Read more: Delhi High Court directs Center, 490 MT of oxygen received by Delhi today
The apex court issued the order in May and it was uploaded on Saturday. The court noted that in May, 577 metric tonnes of oxygen was supplied to Delhi, which was 123 metric tonnes less than the prescribed amount. The bench said that the apex court’s directive was based on the assurances given by the Center and on May 5 again ordered the recovery of 70,000 metric tonnes.
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