HC strict on theft of oxygen cylinders, seeks answer from government

Ranchi: The Jharkhand High Court has sought a reply from the state government following the incident of theft of oxygen cylinders.

While hearing a PIL the court said that due to rising cases of Coronavirus while people are dying on one side due to lack of oxygen on the other hand it has been brought to notice that 230 oxygen cylinders were stolen in Hazaribagh over which response has been sought from the state government.

The court has directed the state government to file its reply over the matter through an affidavit. On the other hand, the government said that so far four oxygen plants have been set up in the state and across the state 54 plants are being set up so that there is no lack of oxygen.

The Centre informed the court that 79,000 Redmesivir has been given to the state and 30,000 doses have been given.

The court of Chief Justice Dr Ravi Ranjan and SN Prasad also sought answers from the government over the delay in buying medical equipment for RIMS over which the RIMS management informed the court that all the processes have been completed and soon the equipment will be available.

On this, the court sought the entire details of the work order in the next hearing. Advocate General Rajeev Ranjan while representing the side of the government detailed the steps which have been taken by the state government to check the spread of Coronavirus.

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