COVID-19 in Mumbai: Bombay HC to hear PIL on oxygen shortage on April 22
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A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has been filed in the Bombay High Court highlighting the shortage of oxygen in the city in view of the spike in Covid-19 cases. The HC has ordered the Maharashtra government to respond to the plea on Thursday morning.

A bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice Girish Kulkarni was moved by advocate Sneha Marjadi seeking a court monitored regulation of oxygen supply.

The plea also sought immediate supply of oxygen to the needy patients.

Hearing the matter through video conferencing, the bench was informed about an incident wherein a woman's photo went viral on social media, wherein she was seen sitting in a parked autorickshaw with oxygen supply given to her there.

The bench noted that the Union government as well as the BMC weren't present for the hearing. The judges accordingly ordered the state government and other respondents to remain present for the hearing on Thursday morning.

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