The Supreme Court on Wednesday rapped the Centre amid the oxygen shortage in New Delhi. The court said that putting officers in jail would not bring oxygen to the national capital, and asked the Centre about the supply it has made to New Delhi since May 3. "Let us ensure lives are saved," the court said.

The top court is hearing Centre's appeal against Delhi High Court's Tuesday order of issuing contempt notice and seeking personal appearance of its officials for non-compliance with the directions on supply of oxygen to treat COVID-19 patients in the national capital.