The consumption of 1140 MT claimed by Delhi government was four times the consumption calculated according to bed capacity (289 MT), said the interim report of a Supreme Court constituted sub-group.
The interim report by an SC-appointed panel states that the Delhi govt claimed that their formula is based on ICMR guidelines but no such guidelines were placed before the subgroup.
Amidst the row over the interim report on oxygen audit by a Supreme Court-appointed panel, the dissent notes by two members of the sub-group raise questions over its findings.
Encourage SMEs in TN to venture in medical-related units to prevent oxygen crisis: Entrepreneurs urge govt
VS Narasimhan, president of the Small Industries Management Association, said that TN govt has announced support to those units willing to venture into manufacture oxygen generator or concentrators.
It said that the Centre's current allocation of 975 metric tonnes (MT) is way below the requirements of the state.
Ambani is personally supervising the scale-up of production and transportation at Jamnagar in Gujarat. In April, the firm supplied over 15,000 tonnes of medical-grade liquid oxygen free of cost.
'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.
COVID-19: Ensure free movement of medical oxygen-carrying vehicles along inter-state borders, says MHA
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday also undertook a comprehensive review to ensure adequate medical grade oxygen supply in the country and called for ramping up its production.