The first is to GiveIndia to provide cash assistance to families hit hardest by the crisis to help with their everyday expenses. The second will go to UNICEF to help get urgent medical supplies
Kejriwal's request for supply of oxygen came following the death of 20 patients in Jaipur Golden Hospital here as Delhi's desperate hunt for the life-saving gas continued
According to the Jaipur Golden Hospital, "a supply of 3.5 metric tonnes of oxygen was supposed to reach by 5 p.m. yesterday. But it reached around midnight. By then, 20 patients had died."
The 16 oxygen and related equipment on which duty has been waived include oxygen concentrator along with flow meter, regulator, connectors and tubing, oxygen canister, filling systems, storage tanks, cylinders, including cryogenic cylinders and tank
A Home Ministry official said the four empty tanks are being brought to India by a heavy lift transport aircraft of the Indian Air Force.
The imported oxygen concentrators have been flown in and are being assembled at the three locations and by the first week of May, should be able to produce oxygen.
The observation by a bench of Justices Vipin Sanghi and Rekha Palli came during hearing of a plea by Maharaja Agrasen Hospital over shortage of oxygen for seriously-ill COVID patients.
The chief minister also objected to different rates being charged from state governments and the Centre for the COVID-19 vaccine, and said "one nation, one rate" policy should be followed.
Chief ministers of Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Delhi are among those who attended the meeting.
Health Minister, Eatala Rajender and Chief Secretary, Somesh Kumar oversaw the loading of empty oxygen trucks into an army cargo aircraft at old Begumpet airport.
He warned of severe action if any hospital tries to amass excess money by black marketing medicines and oxygen
Delhi received its quota of oxygen as fixed by the Centre from other states, he said.
“Between protecting environment and protecting human life, we must lean in favour of protecting human life,” Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said.
The police registered an FIR on Thursday against unidentified persons under Indian Penal Code Section 304-A (causing death by negligence).
Health Minister Eatala Rajender said the Union Health Ministry allotted 21,500 Remdesivir injections to Telangana for a period of April 21 to 30.
The task was accomplished by a toaster-size, six-wheeled robot aboard Perseverance called the Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilisation Experiment (MOXIE) on April 20.
RINL has already supplied approximately 400 tonnes of LMO last week to various destinations in Andhra Pradesh and other states as instructed by the Centre.