You can bury your head in sand like an ostrich, we will not, the High Court Tuesday told the Centre on shortage of oxygen in Delhi, News agency PTI reported.
Observing that the Centre was quibbling about “little things” when people are dying in Delhi, the Delhi High Court on Tuesday asked the central government to showcase why contempt proceedings should not be initiated against it for non-compliance of judicial orders by not supplying 700 MTs of oxygen to Delhi.
The court said Delhi was not receiving even the 590 MTs of allocated oxygen and that the national capital was facing a grim reality every day of people not able to secure oxygen beds and ICU beds.
India recorded over 3.57 lakh new covid-19 cases in the 24 hours ending 8 am Tuesday, taking the total infections past the 2 crore mark. With this, the country reported a decline in daily spike for the third consecutive day.
Over 34 lakh cases are currently active, the lowest rise in active cases in a month, while over 1.66 crore people have recovered after testing positive. With 3,449 deaths, the toll is now over 2.22 lakh.