21 June 2021 20:20

Delhi government had major role in current Oxygen crisis, reveals sources

According to a report by NDTV, the Arvind Kejriwal government is responsible for Delhi’s current oxygen crisis.

Their sources have revealed that the Delhi government had not done its homework on the proposed oxygen plants in 4 hospitals.

These plants were to be supported by the PM-Cares fund.

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Other sources in the Railway Ministry said that the Delhi government has not yet provided cryogenic tankers for the ‘Oxygen Express’.

Oxygen Express
Image Source: Indian Railways, Twitter.

The Delhi government has brushed aside these “outrightly false statements” given by the centre to “hide its abject failure in setting up of PSA oxygen plants in Delhi”.

According to the Delhi government 4 plants at Deen Dayal Upadhya Hospital, Lok Nayak Hospital, Baba Saheb Ambedkar Hospital Rohini, and Deep Chand Bandhu Hospital will be ready by the end of April 2021.

Although the plans for these 4 plants were drawn in October 2020, according to NDTV’s sources the site readiness was delayed by the Delhi government.

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Responding to these allegations, the Delhi government said in a statement:

“We are shocked to learn that central government is now making the excuse of site certificate not being available from the Delhi government as a reason for delay in plants. This has never been brought to Delhi government’s notice and is an outright lie.”

Narendra Modi led government has accused Arvind Kejriwal of mismanaging oxygen distribution and sensationalising the issue.

Solicitor General Tushar Meht
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Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, who represents the centre, has even said:

“Let’s try and not be a cry baby”.

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