Delhi Dy CM Manish Sisodia writes to Union Health Minister; blames neighbouring states for Oxygen scarcity in national capital

“Police & senior officials of administration in Uttar Pradesh & Haryana are stalling the tankers carrying oxygen, delaying the tankers to reach Delhi hospitals on time,” Manish Sisodia

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Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia writes to Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan regarding the scarcity of Oxygen in national capital. The letter reads, “Police & senior officials of administration in Uttar Pradesh & Haryana are stalling the tankers carrying oxygen, delaying the tankers to reach Delhi hospitals on time,”

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia alleged today that officials of the Haryana government stopped oxygen supply to Delhi from a plant in Faridabad.

Mr Sisodia said the Aam Aadmi Party government had been demanding that the Centre increase Delhi’s quota of oxygen from 378 metric tonnes to 700 metric tonnes.

The central government, which decides the quota of oxygen for states, is yet to take a step in this direction, he said at a press conference.

“We again demand that the Centre increase our oxygen quota to 700 MT in view of the increased consumption. Patients from several states, including Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan, are admitted in city hospitals,” Mr Sisodia said.

He claimed that an official of the Haryana government stopped oxygen supply from a plant in Faridabad.

According to an official, Sir Ganga Ram City Hospital had five hours of oxygen left around 4.30 pm. There are 58 COVID patients, including 10 in ICU, in the hospital.

“The vendor, as per its representative, is not being allowed by the Haryana government to supply oxygen cylinders and liquid oxygen to Sir Ganga Ram City Hospital, Pusa Road. Supply left is sufficient only for five hours,” the official said.

 

However, Haryana government has not reacted to these allegations yet.

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