Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for supplies of liquid medical oxygen for Delhi.
In a letter to the PM he wrote, “Delhi requires 700 metric tonnes of oxygen every day. We have been requesting the central government to help arrange the same. For the first time yesterday, Delhi received 730 MT of oxygen”.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal writes to PM Modi, says, ‘I express my gratitude on behalf of people of Delhi for the supply of 730 MT oxygen yesterday. I request you to supply the same amount of oxygen daily to Delhi’ pic.twitter.com/sR4UY6myu3
— ANI (@ANI) May 6, 2021
The letter comes amid a bitter tussle between the centre and the AAP government in Supreme Court over oxygen supply to the national capital.
He requested PM Modi that Delhi should be given this quantity every day. CM Arvind Kejriwal said, “I won’t let any patient die due to oxygen shortage if we get 700 MT daily.”
“I thank you from the bottom of my heart on behalf of Delhiites. I request you that Delhi should be given at least this much oxygen on a daily basis and there should not be any reduction in this quantity. The whole of Delhi will be grateful to you,” he said.
CM Arvind Kejriwal added that if Delhi gets an adequate supply of oxygen – 700 tons – they will be able to set up 9000-9500 oxygen beds in Delhi. On vaccination, CM Kejriwal said that with enough supplies, the entire Delhi will be vaccinated.
Earlier today, the Central government told the Supreme Court that it has complied with its order and instead of 700 MT oxygen.
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— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) May 6, 2021
This came after the Supreme Court, while staying contempt proceedings initiated by Delhi High Court against central government officials for non-compliance of direction to supply 700 MT of oxygen to Delhi, had sought an answer from the Centre today morning.
(With ANI Inputs)