Will hang anyone blocking oxygen supply: Delhi High Court

"We will hang that man. We will not spare anyone," the Delhi High Court stated while telling the Delhi government to give one example of any official at the central, state, or local administration obstructing the pickup of oxygen supplies. Source - The Economic Times

The Delhi High Court on Saturday requested the Centre about the preparedness to deal with the expected COVID-19 second wave rise in mid-May, terming the huge rise in cases as a ‘Tsunami' and announced it will "hang" any person who tries to obstruct oxygen supplies to hospitals in the capital. A bench of Justices Vipin Sanghi and Rekha Palli said this during a special hearing on a holiday on the problem of the rising oxygen crisis in various hospitals in Delhi.

Wave or Tsunami?

“We are calling it a wave, it is a Tsunami,” the court said, and asked the Centre about the preparedness in terms of infrastructure, hospitals, medical staff, medicines, vaccines, and oxygen as on date for the peak.

Court's Statement

The high court said the viral disease has low mortality and those who have a low immunity will eventually die but the problem comes when people who could be saved are also dying. "The mortality rate needs to be reduced."

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