Haryana health minister Anil Vij on Wednesday claimed that one of their oxygen tankers was looted by the Delhi government amidst acute shortage in the national capital. Vij has ordered that all vehicles carrying oxygen cylinders will be escorted by police.
“Yesterday, one of our O2 tankers was looted by Delhi Govt that was going to Faridabad. From now, I’ve ordered police protection for all tankers,” the minister was quoted as saying by news agency ANI. The allegation comes after Delhi ministers made desperate calls to the central ministry due to shortage of Oxygen in hospitals.
GTB hospital in North Delhi received oxygen on Wednesday midnight, minutes away from exhausting its stock for 500+ patients.
The home minister also claimed that Haryana has sufficient supply of oxygen and it is willing to send it to Delhi but only after meeting the state’s own demand.
Delhi’s medical infrastructure is on the verge of collapsing due to the spike in coronavirus cases.