After Haryana Minister Anil Vij's Outburst on Oxygen, Delhi's Manish Sisodia Gives A Reminder On Quota
Delhi's Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has sought states' cooperation in oxygen after instances of hold-ups of tankers at the border and suppliers in others states refusing supply fearing law and order problems. Pointing to the crisis of oxygen in Delhi, he said, "Delhi should get the quota that it was meant to get".
"There should be no issues between state governments on this. Each state should get its own quota... we should all fight Corona together, not fight between ourselves," Mr Sisodia said. The Central government, he added, "needs to intervene and fix this issue".
This evening, St Stephens' hospital sent desperate appeals for help, saying it had just two hours' supply left for its 400 oxygen-dependent patients. Several other hospitals sent desperate messages of help that their stocks can last only for a few hours.
Father George, the Director of Delhi's Holy Family Hospital, told NDTV they have supplies till evening and around 400 patients are on oxygen support. Their Faridabad-based supplier has refused to bring any more oxygen, citing "orders from above", he said.