Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal

In its interim report, a Supreme Court panel said that the Delhi government exaggerated the city's oxygen requirement by four times at the peak of the Covid-19 crisis.

"The Delhi government's claim of 1,140 Metric Tonnes was four times the calculated consumption as per bed formula, which was 289 MT only," the report says.

The average consumption of oxygen in Delhi was between 284 to 372 MT. "The excess supply of oxygen affected other states in need of oxygen," said the panel.

The panel noted discrepancies in the data given by Delhi hospitals and found out that four hospitals in Delhi have been called out for claiming high consumption of oxygen with fewer beds.

"The Singhal Hospital, Aruna Asif Ali Hospital, ESIC Model Hospital and Liferay Hospital had few beds and their data was wrong; this led to exaggerated claims of oxygen needs in Delhi," the report says.

The news has caused a lot of furore on social media as opposition as well as the general public are left fuming. The release of the report has resulted into widespread condemnation for the AAP-led Delhi government.

Here's what people are saying. Have a look.

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