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Jharkhand Accuses Centre of Not Allowing Purchase of Oxygen Cylinders from Abroad

File photo of Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren.

File photograph of Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren.

The High Court has sought centre’s reply on it.

  • PTI
  • Last Updated:June 05, 2021, 23:26 IST

The Hemant Soren authorities has alleged by means of an affidavit within the Jharkhand High Court that the Centre shouldn’t be permitting it to buy oxygen cylinders from overseas to battle the possible third wave of COVID-19 within the state. The High Court has sought centre’s reply on it.

The state authorities on Thursday throughout a listening to on its preparedness to struggle any third wave of Covid-19 filed an affidavit earlier than the division bench of Chief Justice Dr Ravi Ranjan and Justice SN Prasad stating that the centre shouldn’t be permitting it to obtain oxygen cylinders. The courtroom has sought a response from the central authorities on the criticism of the state authorities by means of an affidavit.

The courtroom has requested why the ban has been imposed on the acquisition of oxygen cylinders. The subsequent listening to within the matter is scheduled on June 17.

During the continuing listening to on the PIL on coronavirus circumstances, it was stated on behalf of the state authorities that it’s getting ready to take care of the potential third wave of corona. There is not any paucity of oxygen right here however there’s a scarcity of cylinders, the state authorities stated including that in view of this it wished to purchase oxygen cylinders from different international locations however the central authorities has issued a tenet on 28 May banning the acquisition.

If the centre permits the acquisition of cylinders, then it is going to be simpler to take care of the third wave of coronavirus, it stated. On this, the courtroom has requested the central authorities why such a coverage has been made.

The central authorities has to file its reply within the courtroom by June 17 and additional listening to within the matter is scheduled on the identical day.

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