HC expresses concern over COVID spread
A Division Bench of the Andhra Pradesh High Court, headed by Chief Justice Arup Kumar Goswami and comprising Justice C. Praveen Kumar, directed the State authorities to make up the shortfalls in tackling COVID with the urgency it deserves, and steered that the associated Public Interest Litigation (PIL) petitions not be thought-about as adversarial actions.
During a listening to on PILs filed by AP Civil Liberties Association and Guntur-based social activist Thota Suresh Babu on the COVID containment measures on Wednesday, the court docket expressed concern on the hardships being confronted by COVID sufferers, significantly the alleged inaction in opposition to their exploitation by non-public hospitals, and inquired in regards to the vaccination drive and different steps taken by the federal government to regulate the pandemic.
The Chief Justice and Justice Praveen Kumar additionally questioned Advocate-General S. Sriram in regards to the availability of oxygen and Remdesivir injections and a bunch of different points concerned in mitigating the devastating impression of COVID.
The court docket ordered that the names and cell phone numbers of nodal officers in government-notified COVID hospitals and Covid Care Centres must be prominently displayed and vast publicity given to the identical to allow the individuals to avail themselves of their companies with out a lot problem.
It has been additional ordered that flying squads be set as much as crack the whip on erring hospitals and efforts made to make sure COVID-appropriate behaviour. Advocates N. Srinivasa Rao and P. Suresh Kumar represented the petitioners. The matter goes to be heard subsequent on May 4.