#JUSTIN: SC orders the Centre to ensure that the deficit in the supply of oxygen to Delhi is rectified within 2 days. Adds, Centre to prepare a buffer stock of oxygen for emergency purposes and decentralize the
location of the emergency stocks.
#Covid19 #OxygenShortage
SC: Centre shall, within 2 weeks, formulate a national
policy on admissions to hospitals which shall be followed by all State Governments.
SC: Till the formulation of such a policy by the Central Government, no patient shall be denied hospitalization or essential drugs in any State/UT for lack of local residential proof of that State/UT or even in the absence of identity proof.
SC: Centre shall revisit its initiatives and protocols, including on the availability of oxygen, availability and pricing of vaccines, availability of essential drugs at affordable prices and respond on all the other issues highlighted in thieorder before the next hearing

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