Nagpur: Expressing concern over the rising number of coronavirus cases in Maharashtra, the Nagpur Bench of the Bombay High Court on Wednesday warned the government of an imminent health crisis, If they completely fail to take action.
Division bench of Justice Anil Pansare and Justice Sunil Shukre said that As of today, the number of corona patients in Nagpur is 350 and there are about 19,000 in the entire state. If the number of patients of coronavirus continues to increase in the same way and the medical world has to face a shortage of medicines and all necessary materials to deal with this epidemic, Then there will be a health crisis in this entire state, from which the officials should also avoid.
In the GMCHs in the Vidarbha region, This was during the hearing of a note moved by amicus curiae Anup Gilda pointing out the crisis in the supply of essential medical equipment, articles, and even medicines. The comment has arrived. This petition (WP No. 3427/2000) was filed regarding lack of infrastructure facilities in GMCH and Indira Gandhi GMCH.
Arguments Amicus Curiae
The bench, till the date of January 12 adjourning the hearing, has directed the government to file an appropriate reply in the matter of coronavirus. Judges told Additional Public Prosecutor Deepak Thakare that they were also directed to verify this position and take immediate steps to resolve the crisis situation, As pointed out by Amicus Curie.
The judges also said that The arguments of the amicus curiae were prima facie sufficient to conclude that somewhere below the hierarchical structure of the government lies the failure to discharge the very grave duty of taking adequate care of the health condition of its own citizens.
The judges have observed that a similar failure, prima facie, has the potential to seriously affect the effort of society in general and the medical fraternity to deal with the new wave of the pandemic.