High time to fix MRP for oxygen concentrators: Delhi HC

New Delhi, May 12 (UNI) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday stressed that it is high time that the government fix the Maximum Retail Price (MRP) payable for oxygen concentrators and other equipment used to treat COVID-19 to prevent their black marketing.

A Bench of Justices Vipin Sanghi and Rekha Palli observed while issuing contempt notices to all the persons named in the FIRs lodged after May 2 in connection with hoarding and black marketing of medicines and equipment required for treating COVID-19 and directed them to appear before it virtually on May 19.

The High Court also noted that as early as June 2020, there was a call to fix prices on imported or domestic equipment, but the process was left incomplete.

The Court also agreed that the failure of the State to fix a price on such equipment may be taken advantage of to sell the same at exorbitant and unconscionable rates.


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