If anyone obstructs supply, will hang them: Delhi High Court

The Delhi High Court said on Saturday while hearing a plea by Maharaja Agrasen Hospital “If any official at the central, state or local administration obstructs the picking up or supply of oxygen, then we would hang that person”, the statement is given over the shortage of oxygen for seriously-ill COVID patients.

Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal informed the court that the entire system will “collapse” in 24 hours if the city doesn’t get 480 metric tonnes of oxygen.

“We (Delhi) got only around 296 MT of Oxygen supply, despite our quota being 480 MT. If we’re not getting 480 MT of allocated oxygen, entire functioning will collapse in 24 hrs if we don’t put our house in order”, Senior Advocate Rahul Mehta, representing the Kejriwal government informed the court.

The high court also asked the Centre when the 480 metric tonnes (MT) of oxygen per day allocated for Delhi would see the light of the day. “You (Centre) had assured us (on April 21) that 480 MT per day will reach Delhi. Tell us when will it come? The 480 MT per day is still to see the light of the day,” the court said.