Delhi faced an acute shortage of oxygen during the covid-19 surge, with some patients dying due to the scarcity of life-saving gas.
A bench comprising Justices D Y Chandrachud and M R Shah said that the Centre will have to ensure supply of 700 MT of liquid medical oxygen (LMO) to the national capital daily.
A total of 48 oxygen plants will be installed across Delhi, of which 21 are being imported from France and the rest are manufactured in India
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said Delhi received 730 MT of oxygen on Wednesday and the city would require daily supply of 700 MT till the second coronavirus wave lasts
In a status report filed before a bench of Justices Vipin Sanghi and Rekha Palli, the central government has said that it has cleared 1,09,689 oxygen concentrators in the given period
A special Supreme Court bench will assemble to hear the Centre's appeal against the Delhi HC order issuing contempt over centre's failure to supply enough oxygen for covid patients.