Police officers in some states were blocking the movement of tankers bringing medical-grade oxygen to Madhya Pradesh for coronavirus patients, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan alleged on Monday.
Mr Chouhan, however, did not name any state.
There is an adverse situation due to coronavirus infection. It is a time of crisis. Oxygen is life saver.
“In such a situation, police officers of some states are stopping the (MP-bound) oxygen tankers, which is unfair and also a crime, Mr Chouhan said in a tweet.
In another tweet, Mr Chouhan said oxygen tankers of Madhya Pradesh were intercepted by some police officers in other states on Sunday.
I appeal to the chief ministers of these states to take strict action against such police-officers, who are stopping the tankers carrying life-saving oxygen without any reason, he said.
Several parts of MP are facing a shortage of medical oxygen, which is used to treat critical coronavirus patients.
Earlier in the day, Mr Chouhan told a meeting that efforts were being made on a war footing to ensure adequate oxygen supply for COVID-19 patients in the state.
On Sunday, the Chief Minister had said by April 30, the state will have 700 metric tonnes of medical oxygen supply.