Its task would not overlap with that of a sub-group constituted by the Supreme Court on allocation and utilisation of oxygen.
A bench of Justices Vipin Sanghi and Jasmeet Singh appreciated the stand taken by the department saying a very fair approach has been taken on the issue.
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There was an unprecedented surge in demand for medical oxygen during the second wave and it peaked at nearly 9,000 MT compared to 3,095 MT in the first wave.
The court was informed by Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the Centre, that a survey was conducted in 56 major hospitals of the national capital on May 4.
This deficit shall be rectified immediately by the Central Government by creating buffer stocks and collaborating with the States through the virtual control room on a 24 by 7 basis, the court said.
The second wave of the coronavirus has put huge pressure on the country's health system, with hospitals facing a shortage of oxygen, medicines, and equipment to treat COVID-19 patients, besides beds.
'Much water has gone above head. Now we mean business. Enough is enough,' a bench of Justices Vipin Sanghi and Rekha Palli asserted while declining the Centre's request to defer the order till Monday.