Delhi Govt. Will Provide Oxygen To COVID Patients In Home Isolation; Know How To Apply?

by Shatakshi Gupta

Amid deteriorating conditions in Delhi hospitals, the Kejriwal government has given major relief in the Corona pandemic. To counter the Oxygen crisis in the capital, the government has said that Corona patients who need oxygen in home isolation can apply on the government website For this, a valid photo ID, details of the Aadhaar card and report of corona positive patient will have to be given.

How this supply will take place?

 If patients need oxygen in home isolation, they can register on the portal  Other documents such as an Aadhaar card, or any valid photo ID, COVID positive report, CT scan, will also have to be submitted for registration.

Theconcerned DM will be provided with adequate staff to check the online applications received for oxygen. These employees will issue e-passes to the applicants on a priority basis.

 The DM will identify such depots and dealers, who will work especially fordelivering oxygen to the patients. Such patients cannot be asked to reach the plant under any circumstances.The officer will make sure that oxygen dealers can get their cylinders refilled daily at the fixed plant.

Depending on the availability of oxygen, DMs will issue passes with date, time and place, so that oxygen cylinders can be replaced or delivered at the depot. Before issuing passes, DMs will ensure that oxygen cylinders are available.

The DM will decide that an adequate supply of oxygen is made to the patient in a just and equitable manner. Non-COVID hospitals, nursing homes, ambulances and SOS cylinders operating on oxygen should also be properly supplied.

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Oxygen crisis matter reached High Court

 Many Corona patients are losing their lives due to a lack of oxygen in Delhi. The Kejriwal government was constantly requesting the Centre to supply oxygen to Delhi.  The case reached the Delhi High Court and the Supreme Court.  The court had asked the central government to provide Delhi with a plan to supply 700 metric tonnes of oxygen.

 The Delhi High Court issued a contempt notice, slamming the central government for not complying with the May 2 order to supply 700 metric tonnes of oxygen to the Delhi government.  The Center reached the Supreme Court on Wednesday against this notice. However, SC rejected contempt but directed the centre to supply oxygen to Delhi in the least possible time.

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