Anil Vij | Haryana orders police protection for all oxygen tankers, Anil Vij claims O2 tanker looted by Delhi government

Haryana orders police protection for all oxygen tankers, Anil Vij claims O2 tanker looted by Delhi government

“Delhi government looted our oxygen tanker that was going to Faridabad” | Photo credit: ANI

Highlights

  • “ We are obliged to give our oxygen to Delhi ”
  • ‘Yesterday our oxygen tanker was looted by the Delhi government’
  • “ I ordered police protection for all tankers ”

New Delhi: Haryana’s Health Minister Anil Vij claimed that the only oxygen tanker going to Faridabad was looted by the Delhi government.

He added that after the incident, the state government ordered police protection for all tankers carrying medical grade oxygen.

India faces a severe oxygen shortage amid a massive increase in COVID-19 cases. The country reports the highest number of new daily cases in the world.

“ We are obliged to give our oxygen to Delhi ”

“We are forced to give our oxygen to Delhi. First, we will meet our needs, then we will give it to others. Yesterday one of our O2 tankers was looted by the Delhi government on its way to Faridabad. From now on, I have ordered police protection for all tankers, ”Vij said.

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday urged the Center to provide medical oxygen to Delhi and his deputy Manish Sisodia said there would be chaos in the city if stocks are not replenished on Wednesday morning.

However, the nation’s capital received an on-time oxygen supply today morning.

India faces oxygen shortage in second wave of COVID-19

Speaking to the nation on Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the surge in COVID-19 cases has led to a surge in demand for oxygen in different parts of the country. He added that oxygen production takes place at several levels.

The shortage of oxygen, beds, Remdesivir and vaccines gave Congress the opportunity to step up its attack on the Center.

Earlier today, Congress Secretary General Priyanka Gandhi Vadra launched a scathing attack on the Modi government over the shortage of oxygen cylinders in hospitals, alleging that the shortage of medical oxygen was due to the lack of logistics, and asked why the government failed to take action when a second wave of COVID-19 was likely to hit the country harder.

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