Oxygen Crisis LIVE UPDATES: If anyone obstructs oxygen supply, will hang him, says HC

New Delhi: India recorded 3,46,786 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the highest single-day spike since the pandemic broke out last year. India has crossed the mark of 3 lakh COVID-19 cases for three consecutive days now.

This has taken the cumulative count of the COVID infection in the country to 1,66,10,481. According to the official data issued by the Union Health Ministry, the country has recorded 2,624 new deaths due to COVID-19 in the last 24 hours.

Delhi reported a staggering 348 deaths due to Covid-19 as hospitals in the national capital continued to grapple with a severe shortage of medical oxygen. As many as 24,331 fresh cases were reported in the last 24 hours.

Maharashtra logged 773 Covid-linked deaths in the last 24 hours, registering its biggest single-day spike in the death count, according to official data. The worst-hit state also reported 66,836 new cases. West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh recorded 12,876 and 37,238 cases respectivley.

UPDATES:

# Delhi HC asks the Centre when is the allocated 480 MT of oxygen coming to Delhi. Court says the smooth and full allocated supply of oxygen to Delhi can resolve the many problems

# Delhi HC asks the Centre when is the allocated 480 MT of oxygen coming to Delhi. The court says the smooth and full allocated supply of oxygen to Delhi can resolve many problems.

# If anyone obstructs oxygen supply, we will hang him: Delhi high court

The Delhi high court said on Saturday that if any official at the central, state or local administration was obstructing in the picking up or supply of oxygen, then “we will hang that man”. The observation by a bench of Justices Vipin Sanghi and Rekha Palli came during hearing of a plea by Maharaja Agrasen Hospital over shortage of oxygen for seriously-ill Covid patients.

# All ICU beds at our hospital are full for the last 4-5 days. Some critical patients need 40-50 ltr of oxygen per minute to maintain oxygen saturation level. The oxygen supply chain is compromised. Dr Suresh Kumar, MD, LNJP Hospital

# Senior advocate Rahul Mehra asks Delhi high Court to formulate something and that allocation of 480 MT of Oxygen to be supplied to Delhi. Mehra that the entire system will collapse if we do not put the house in order.(ANI)

# Senior advocate Rahul Mehra, appearing for Delhi govt, tells HC whatever is going to be the intake, we will supply, however, we can not create oxygen out of thin air. HC tells Delhi govt that the responsibility falls on them too. HC asks that oxygen plant be set up by Delhi govt. (ANI)

# We have received only 500-litre of oxygen after pleading for 12 hours. Our daily requirement is 8,000 litres. We’ve 350 patients in the hospital. The treatment of choice in Covid is oxygen but when we don’t get it what will happen?: Dr SCL Gupta, MD, Batra Hospital (ANI)

# We are closing the admissions because of an oxygen shortage. We are discharging the patients. Covid in-charge, Saroj Hospital, Delhi

# Oxygen supply to last only half an hour now, more than 200 lives are at stake. We lost 20 people due to an oxygen shortage last night: DK Baluja, Jaipur Golden Hospital, Delhi.

# Delhi govt has provided us with an oxygen tanker. We have another one to one and a half hours of oxygen for all our patients. There are 260 patients in the hospital.

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