But, the government said, there was an unprecedented surge in demand for medical oxygen during the second Covid wave and it peaked at nearly 9,000 MT.
The oxygen plant, worth over Rs 9 crore and imported from Germany, was installed at the hospital a few weeks ago, police said.
PM Modi asked officials to ensure that new plants are made functional at the earliest.
Kejriwal sought to move on from the controversy over a Supreme Court-appointed panel report on the capital city’s oxygen demand.
As many as 21 critically ill Covid-19 patients had died at the Jaipur Golden Hospital on the night of April 23-24 due to Oxygen shortage.
A Supreme Court-appointed audit team on Friday found that the Arvind Kejriwal government allegedly 'inflated' the national capital's oxygen requirements amid the second Covid-19 wave.
The oxygen generation plants, manufactured in Europe, were airlifted from Frankfurt, Germany by an Indian Air Force C-17 cargo plane on June 5 and delivered at Srinagar Airport on June 7 morning.
Mamata Banerjee also urged Modi to strengthen health infrastructure and augment supplies of equipment, medicines and oxygen for the treatment of coronavirus-positive patients
The order said that oxygen supplies to private persons, societies, and NGOs would be facilitated only with prior approval of the district magistrate.
The Delhi High Court came down heavily on the centre and said, “You can put your head in sand like an ostrich, we will not”.
The high court said if the centre fails to supply the stated quantity of oxygen then it will face contempt charges.
At least 12 people died in Delhi’s Batra hospital on Saturday due to shortage of oxygen.
As domestic criticism mounts over the export of vaccines by India, the government is now trying to send the message that it is precisely because of India’s generosity that the world has responded to India’s crisis.
In a major relief to Covid patients finding it difficult to get a bed in Delhi, hospitals on Tuesday said they are in a comparatively better situation in terms of oxygen supply and have reopened admissions.
'Delhi government has decided to import 18 oxygen tankers from Bangkok, they'll start arriving from tomorrow,' Arvind Kejriwal said
The Supreme Court asked Tamil Nadu to form a panel to monitor activities at Vedanta's oxygen plant in Tuticorin.
President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen said the EU stands in 'full solidarity' with the people of India.
In a conversation with Outlook’s Ashwani Sharma, Himachal Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur talks about the prevailing Covid crisis in the state.
Punjab CM Designate Charanjit Singh Channi submits the letter to Punjab Governor Banwarilal Purohit afte the former was announced as the next CM of Punjab, at Raj Bhavan in Chandigarh.PTI Photo
Punjab CM Designate Charanjit Singh Channi with Punjab Congress President Navjot Sidhu and senior party leader Harish Rawat after submitting the letter to Punjab Governor Banwarilal Purohit (unseen), in Chandigarh.PTI Photo
Punjab CM Designate Charanjit Singh Channi with AICC member Sunny Mehta after submitting the letter to Punjab Governor Banwarilal Purohit (unseen), in Chandigarh.PTI Photo
Punjab CM Designate Charanjit Singh Channi and other Congress leaders after the former was announced as the next CM of Punjab, outside Governor's residence in Chandigarh.PTI Photo
Punjab CM Designate Charanjit Singh Channi along with Navjot Singh Sidhu and other Congress leaders after the former was announced as the next CM of Punjab, outside Governor's residence in Chandigarh.PTI Photo
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