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"Get your house in order. Enough is Enough. If you can’t do it, tell us we will ask the Central Government to take over. People are dying!”: Delhi High Court to Delhi Government

Delhi High Court passes stringent directions to immediately supply oxygen to Venkateshwar Hospital in an 'Emergency Petition' filed by Trust Legal Advocates & Consultants. The matter was represented by Senior Advocate Sacchin Puri, who was assisted by Sudhir Mishra and Petal Chandhok, Partners of Trust Legal, Advocates & Consultants.

Trust Legal Advocates & Consultants mounts emergency petition in Delhi High Court for saving hundreds of lives

Amidst the ongoing crisis of shortage in supply of oxygen to various Hospitals, Trust Legal, Advocates & Consultants had mounted an emergency petition on behalf of super speciality Venkateshwar Hospital, Dwarka on account of saving hundreds of lives of admitted patients. 

Much-admired oxygen Bench of Justice Vipin Sanghi and Justice Rekha Palli pass stringent directions to keep a check on black marketing and hoarding of drugs 

On 27.04.2021, the Hon’ble Delhi High Court Bench presided by Justice Vipin Sanghi and Justice Rekha Palli has passed stringent directions to keep a check on black marketing and hoarding of medicines and drugs and set an example for the oxygen distributors and also to overcome the lapses in the administration of the Delhi Government in this regard. 

“Mr Seth from Seth Air Products was holding 20 MT of oxygen but doesn’t know who to distribute to” 

Upon hearing the submissions of Mr Seth on behalf of Seth Air Products, who is the supplier of oxygen to various hospitals in Delhi including Venkateshwar Hospital, it was observed that “Mr Seth was holding 20 MT of oxygen but doesn’t know who to distribute to.”

In a surprising turn of events, it was further transpired that the name of such traders was missing in the order passed by GNCTD on 22.04.2021 which was reiterated in the order dated 23.04.2021 by the Delhi High Court, which enlisted the contact details of the units who were re-fillers and distributers of oxygen along with the respective Nodal Officers in-charge. Mr Seth admits supplying oxygen to various hospitals for over eight years now. Delhi Government has been asked to file an affidavit by 10 a.m. tomorrow, addressing these concerns and lapses on its part. 

Senior Advocate Sacchin Puri's submissions an eye-opener in the current dismal situation

Senior Advocate Puri submitted before the Bench, “Venkateshwar Hospital knows he has to supply. He has oxygen. Why is he not supplying?” His submissions were an eye-opener to various facets of the given situation. 

"Mr Seth has been diverting that oxygen and possibly selling cylinders in the black market", says Delhi HC

The Bench observed that “it is evident that Mr Seth has been diverting that oxygen and possibly selling cylinders in the black market. We direct GNCTD to take note and take over their unit. Let this be an example for others. We direct Mr Seth to not cause any obstruction in running of the plant under the management of officers of GNCTD." 

Why Delhi government is not action against black marketing asks Delhi HC

Pursuant to which the Court further asked the Delhi Government that "there is hoarding going on of both medicines and oxygen. You are not doing anything." Delhi High Court has stringently passed directions vide its today’s order which has created a sense of hope amidst the population at large as the concerns of black marketing, hoarding and shortage in oxygen supply have been largely addressed. 

Adv. Sudhir Mishra and Adv. Petal Chandhok, Partners of Trust Legal, Advocates & Consultants assist  Senior Advocate Sacchin Puri in the matter

The matter is being heard by the Bench on a regular day-to-day basis and is listed tomorrow on 28.04.2021 for further updates from the Delhi Government. The matter was represented by Sacchin Puri, Senior Advocate who was assisted by Sudhir Mishra and Petal Chandhok, Partners of Trust Legal, Advocates & Consultants.  



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