Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on April 18 alleged that the Centre has reduced Delhi's quota of medical oxygen and diverted it to other states. He also wrote to Union Minister Piyush Goyal, alleging that 140 Metric Tonnes of Oxygen meant for Delhi was diverted to other states & should be restored. The national capital, he said, is facing an acute shortage of oxygen, and declared the issue has become "an emergency". "We need beds, oxygen supply... ICU beds and oxygen we are trying to arrange," Kejriwal had told reporters after this morning's cabinet meeting. His deputy Manish Sisodia also said the situation is grim and they have requested the centre to provide oxygen to Delhi on priority. Several states are facing shortage of oxygen & beds as India battles the second wave of the deadly coronavirus pandemic.
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