The Supreme Court wants the Centre to start preparing for the third wave of Covid-19 and change its formula for the distribution of oxygen cylinders across the country.
An all-India approach is preferred by the supreme court to prepare for the third wave of coronavirus. It also ordered the government to create buffer stock to prevent panic among the general public.
An SC bench consisting of Justices MR Shah and DY Chandrachud said the Centre’s existing strategy based on the number of beds is not efficient and requires a new strategy. Something has to be done to match the demand.
The reason for the distribution of oxygen could be looked over again since the third wave of the deadly virus could happen any time and this time it wants the state to be more prepared. The third wave is without a doubt happening in this country according to the SC.
The scheme that is prepared has many faults to it. Not everybody wants to go to an ICU. A lot of people require oxygen at home. The center does not consider transportation, ambulance, and other facilities. The Centre had created a supply of 730 MT oxygen instead of 700 Mt for the covid patients.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta informs the bench of justices that a survey was conducted in 56 major hospitals in Delhi on May 4. This revealed that they had a decent amount of liquid oxygen in their stock.