Allahabad HC's question to the Yogi government - How is the government dealing with Corona in rural and semi-urban areas?
Prayagraj : The Allahabad High Court on Friday asked the state government to explain how it is going to deal with the growing epidemic in rural and semi-urban areas and small towns. A bench of Justices Siddharth Verma and Justice Ajit Kumar made the remarks while hearing a PIL filed on the prevalence of Kovid-19 and the status of separate habitat centers in the state. Please tell that the court was told that in recent times the focus of the government has been on big cities and small districts and cities were unfortunately ignored and the media did not pay any attention to it. Now the outbreak of the epidemic is seen increasing in rural areas and the situation has worsened due to lack of proper medical facility.
In the case of alleged death due to lack of oxygen at the Trauma Center of the Medical College in Meerut, the Meerut District Magistrate said that the death was not due to lack of oxygen supply, but due to some other reasons. However, on the question of how much oxygen was stored in the hospital on the day of the incident, the District Magistrate could not give any satisfactory answer. He could not even answer what was the cause of death. On this, the court directed the District Magistrate of Meerut to conduct a thorough investigation into the matter and present the report on the next date of hearing. The court directed all the District Magistrates to dispose of life saving drugs, oxygen cylinders, etc. within a week after they were found lying in their warehouse after the recovery of essential drugs and injections from black marketers.
The court also directed the Director General of Police to issue a consultation to all the senior Superintendents of Police and Superintendents of Police of the state to contact the concerned District Magistrates for disposal of such items within 24 hours of the recovery of them from illegal possession. Say. On the availability of the vaccine, the court said, "Our view is that tendering is a long process and if we delay vaccination of a large population of this state then we may miss the voluntary results of vaccination." It is therefore necessary that the government should negotiate directly with the vaccine manufacturers with the help of the country's diplomats. " The court asked the state government to find ways to ensure immediate purchase of the vaccine so that all the people in the state could be fully vaccinated within three to four months.
The High Court said, "On the next date of hearing, the government should tell us what it has to offer to speed up the purchase of vaccines from the global market." All efforts of the government so far to control the corona epidemic in the state were appreciated by the court. However, it is also said that this is not the time to relax. It said that a lot of work still remains to be done, especially in the area of public health facilities, given the threat of the third wave of Kovid-19. The court fixed May 11 as the next date of hearing in the case.