The Delhi High Court said, the hospital and nursing home should first contact the Nodal Officer for oxygen needs. These hospitals are short of oxygen and requested for immediate supply of oxygen to critically ill Kovid-19 patients.
New Delhi. Delhi High Court On Friday told hospitals and nursing homes that seriously ill COVID-19 To fulfill the need of medical oxygen for the treatment of patients, first of all contact the nodal officers appointed by the government here. A bench of Justices Vipin Sanghi and Rekha Palli was hearing the petitions filed separately by the two private hospitals. These hospitals are short of oxygen and requested for immediate supply of oxygen for critically ill Kovid-19 patients.
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The court said, “We hope that all the hospitals in the National Capital Region will first approach the nodal officer Udit Prakash and others like them to meet their oxygen needs.” The bench said that even after contacting the nodal officers, if the need is not met then the senior advocate Rahul Mehra and lawyer Satyakam can be contacted before proceeding to the hospital court. During the hearing, the bench took cognizance that it had been assured by the Center to supply 480 metric tonnes of oxygen daily to Delhi, but it could not “fructify” as some suppliers are located in West Bengal and Odisha. The court said, “What was allocated must be supplied.”
The court’s remarks came after Mehra told the court that Delhi received only 380 metric tonnes of oxygen on Thursday, while supplies were getting even lower than before and if it were given the full quota, the difficulties faced by the hospitals would be somewhat limited. Could have been less. Brahm Health Care Limited and Batra Hospital and Medical Research Center had filed a petition seeking relief of immediate oxygen supply, which would provide relief to the serious patients of Kovid-19 admitted here. The court asked the nodal officer to look into the grievances of both the hospitals related to the supply of oxygen. During the hearing, the court was told that Batra Hospital has now got 2.5 metric tonnes of oxygen but it will be able to run till 9 pm tonight and the lawyer expressed concern that serious patients would be in trouble if no more supplies were found. On this, the bench asked the Delhi government to keep this aspect in mind and take necessary steps in the context of all patients treating severe Kovid-19 patients. The bench also sought to know whether CNG cylinders could be used in the city as an emergency measure for storage of oxygen and transport to hospitals. Advocate Satyakam and Monika Arora, the permanent lawyer of the central government, said that they will take instructions on this initiative and inform the court on April 26.
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