Ins and outs of laws on oxygen and right to life

The quote “Liquid isko jeene nahin dega aur oxygen isko marne nahin dega” (The liquid won’t let him live; the oxygen won’t let him die) has been famously associated with iconic screen actor Ajit. It recognized the importance of oxygen (which, in this article, implies medical oxygen), even for the life of his foes. The NCERT chemistry textbooks of early 1990s defined oxygen as a “chemical element with symbol O, atomic number 8, atomic weight 16, that exists in the atmosphere as O2, and is essential for the life of all living organisms on earth”.

An essential takeaway from this is that oxygen is vital for all living organisms, especially in medical environments. The current oxygen shortage seems at variance with this statement.

Please click here to read the full article by Arjun Krishnamoorthy, published in India Business Law Journal.