Oxygen Emergency In Delhi: Normal supply sharply reduced and National Capital’s quota diverted to other states, says Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi reported 25,462 fresh COVID cases (positivity rate – 29.74%), 20,159 recoveries, and 161 deaths on Sunday.

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New Delhi: In a shocking claim, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday alleged that Central government instead of  increasing supply of oxygen, even the normal supply has been sharply reduced and Delhi’s quota has been diverted to other states.

Taking it to Twitter, Arvind Kejriwal wrote, “Del 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”

CM also visited Commonwealth Games Village, Yamuna sports complex and Govt. school at Rouse Avenue.

Over 1500 oxygen beds will become functional between Monday and day after in these three places.

The Delhi chief minister also wrote to Union minister Piyush Goyal, pointing out that 140 metric tonnes of oxygen meant for Delhi was diverted to other states and demanded that the supply be restored, NDTV reported.

“The output of M/s Inox, one of the major suppliers to various hospitals of Delhi, has been largely diverted to other states,” Kejriwal wrote. “At this critical juncture, it would not be possible for hospitals to enter into contractual arrangements with the new suppliers who have now been assigned to Delhi”.

Delhi reported 25,462 fresh COVID cases (positivity rate – 29.74%), 20,159 recoveries, and 161 deaths on Sunday.

 

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