UP Facing Oxygen Shortage As Delhi Overdrew, Say Sources

New Delhi:

Uttar Pradesh is facing oxygen shortage because of Delhi government’s move to take extra oxygen from supplier INOX, sources in Uttar Pradesh government has told NDTV. Several hospitals of the state are facing severe oxygen crisis and Chief Minster Yogi Adityanath has spoken to Union minister Piyush Goyal regarding this,” an official said.

“INOX is supplying oxygen to maximum hospitals of Uttar Pradesh… extra supply of oxygen to Delhi will create problem in Uttar Pradesh,” the official said.

The sources also denied that Uttar Pradesh government interfered with oxygen supply in Delhi, saying the allocation of medical oxygen is done by the Central government.

“The allegations of the Delhi government are baseless. The UP government has no say regarding supply from INOX oxygen plant,” an official said.

The Delhi government had earlier claimed that Inox, the main vendor for the state’s hospitals, was moving its quota to Uttar Pradesh.

At a hearing in the Deli High Court yesterday, Delhi claimed that the Yogi Adityanath government was also blocking supplies to Delhi from Uttar Pradesh-based oxygen plants.

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