Delhi CM Urge To Centre For Oxygen Beds

Delhi CM Urge To Centre For Oxygen Beds


n Sunday Chief Minister of national capital Arvind Kejriwal stated that the Centre has reduced Delhi's stock of medical oxygen and diverted it to other states of India. He also wrote a note to Union minister Piyush Goyal that 140 Metric Tonnes of Oxygen meant for Delhi was diverted to other states and it should be restored. He allegedly said that the national capital is facing an acute shortage of oxygen beds due to pandemic, and declared this issue has become "an emergency".

CM Arvind Kejriwal also tweeted on social media that the "Del is facing acute shortage of oxygen. In view of sharply increasing cases, Del needs much more than normal supply. Rather than increasing supply, our normal supply has been sharply reduced and Delhi's quota has been diverted to other states. OXYGEN HAS BECOME AN EMERGENCY IN DEL," who had assured after the morning's cabinet meeting that the matter is being looked into. He also added in his statement that "We need beds, oxygen supply... ICU beds and oxygen we are trying to arrange," meanwhile the state government has already asked the Centre for help for procurement of oxygen.

In a second tweet, the minister said, "Railways is leaving no stone unturned in the battle against COVID-19. We will be running Oxygen express trains using green corridors to get Oxygen in bulk and rapidly to patients".

Delhi logged nearly 25,462 cases over the last 1 day, pushing the total above 8.5 lakh. The number of fatalities was around 161.