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Madras High court takes Suo Moto notice based on news paper reports against transfer of Oxygen from TN

- April 22, 2021

Chennai, April 22(BPNS)

The first bench of the Madras High court comprising Chief justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy took suo moto notice on news paper reports about transfer of Oxygen cylinders from Tamil Nadu to other states even as TN is reeling under Covid surge.

The high court division bench also asked the TN advocate general,  Vijay Narayan to get a report on the measures taken by the state to handle the crisis. The court also took exception to the shortage of Remdesivir and ventilators.

The bench also directed the state to inform it on the steps taken by the government regarding Oxygen supply. The court observed that Tamil Nadu has several industries which can supply Oxygen and that there is proper infrastructure in Tamil Nadu to transport this Oxygen.

It may be noted that the  Vedanta Industries, Tuticorin had already  had already written separate letters to both the Tamil Nadu State government and Union health ministry   that it can supply Oxygen from its Sterlite Copper plants which were shut down. The company has offered to supply 1000 tons of Oxygen daily.

The court also said that there need not be any confusion and that the state has to control the situation.