Attorney General AM Amin Uddin today told the High Court that he does not know whether there is any oxygen crisis in the hospitals of the country.
Nobody has complained that there is any crisis of oxygen supply in hospitals, he told the HC bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Sardar Md Rashed Jahangir during a hearing.
The bench wanted to hear his opinion on this issue when Ishrat Hasan, a Supreme Court lawyer, prayed to the court to permit her to file a writ petition seeking its directive on the government to ensure adequate supply of oxygen to hospitals by supplying to industries on a limited scale to save patients' lives.
Ishart Hasan sought HC's permission to file the writ petition saying that neighboring country India has stopped supply of oxygen to their industries in order to ensure its adequate supply to hospitals to save patients' lives during the pandemic.
Additional Attorney General Md Mehedi Hassan Chowdhury told the HC that the government has ensured sufficient supply of oxygen in the hospitals of the country and therefore, there is no need to stop oxygen supply to the industries.
India has stopped supply of oxygen to industries as their hospitals faced crisis, he said.
After hearing arguments, the HC refused to permit Ishrat Hasan to file the writ petition and said it will observe the situation and will allow her to do so if the situation demands later on.