A division bench of Chief Justice Mohammad Rafiq and Justice Atul Sreedharan sought a reply from the state authorities on the matter after listening to the amicus curiae and different counsels within the bunch of petitions associated to numerous problems with the pandemic.
The pleas, together with a suo motu petition registered by the Excessive Courtroom, have been listed for pressing listening to because of the scenario arising amid the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, Amicus Curiae senior advocate Naman Nagrath stated.
The courtroom must difficulty recent orders on varied issues reminiscent of availability of oxygen and medication, overcharging by the personal hospitals and restoration of particular COVID-19 centres, he stated.
The courtroom had handed varied orders to cope with the scenario within the first wave of pandemic, however now the identical must be revisited, he stated.
Through the listening to, a difficulty of administrative officers not allowing provide of a requisite drug to sufferers even when prescribed by docs was additionally mentioned, Nagrath stated.
The courtroom sought clarification from the federal government counsel as to who decides which drug sufferers must be given, whether or not it’s the physician or administrative officer, he stated.
To this, managing director of the Nationwide Well being Mission Chhavi Bharadwaj stated if a health care provider prescribes any drug to a affected person the executive officers can not refuse the availability of the identical to the affected person or the hospital, he stated.
The letter petition of Rajya Sabha MP Vivek Tankha on points reminiscent of giving separate therapy to essential COVID-19 sufferers, asymptomatic and mildly-affected sufferers, amongst different issues was clubbed with the petitions for listening to.
The courtroom has listed the petitions for orders on April 19, 2021. PTI COR MAS ARU
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