The Supreme Court has given an ‘ultimatum’ to the central government on the issue of oxygen shortage.

The Supreme Court has provided directions to the Central Government on the shortage of oxygen. The court said in its order that Delhi’s oxygen supply should be fixed by midnight on or before May 3. The central government should arrange for the supply of oxygen in consultation with the states. At the same time a buffer stock of oxygen should be prepared for emergencies and the location of the emergency stock should be decentralized. 

The Supreme Court has directed the Center to address the issue of oxygen shortage. The court said in its order that Delhi’s oxygen supply should be fixed by midnight on or before May 3. The central government should arrange for the supply of oxygen in consultation with the states. At the same time a buffer stock of oxygen should be prepared for emergencies and the location of the emergency stock should be decentralized. 

Court seeks reply within 10 days 

The Supreme Court in its order revelead that the emergency stock should be prepared within the next four days and arrangements should be made to replenish it on a daily basis in addition to the existing oxygen supply to the states. The court asked the central government to abide by the guidelines and protocol on availability of oxygen, corona vaccine and price system, availability of essential medicines at reasonable prices and to file reply on all these issues at the next hearing on May 10. 

The hospital became national policy to admit

Justice DY Chandrachud, Justice Ravindra L Nageshwar Rao and Justice said the three-member panel, the Center should Bhatni national policy for the Admit to hospital. The court has given the central government two weeks to do so. At the same time, the court said that no patient can be denied admission to any state hospital or provided necessary medicines on the basis of not having a certificate of local residence. 

The panel also directed the central and state governments to issue notifications that they would take punitive action for blocking notifications on social media or harassing people seeking help from any platform. According to a copy of the judgment uploaded on the Supreme Court’s website on Sunday, the Center and the state government should notify all Chief Secretaries, Directors General of Police and Commissioners of Police to block any notice on social media or harass people seeking help from any platform. Will take action. 

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