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Plea In Bombay High Court seeks directions to ensure adequate supply of Oxygen beds, Covid medicines to patients, and security measures for doctors in Goa

Lawstreet Journal 8 May 2021 10:21pm

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A petition in the Bombay High Court, Goa Bench has been moved seeking directions on the Respondent authorities to ensure adequate supply of oxygen beds, Covid-19 medicines for all patients in Goa and also for ensuring security measures for doctors and medical personnel to avoid cases of harassment and violence against them in Covid 19 wards.

The plea moved by South Goa Advocates Association additionally prays for directions to enhance the testing program for timely detection of Covid-19 and also to ensure adequate supply of vaccines to all age groups.

The Respondents in the matter are State of Goa, Union of India, Goa Association of Resident Doctors, Dean of Goa Medical College and Directorate of Health Services, Goa. 

Stating that the condition of availability of beds in Goa is worsening, the plea highlights that critical patients "have to be managed on trolleys and floors and are also kept on ventilators in the critical COVID wards." Moreover, it is also stated in the plea that wards with capacity of 30 beds have more than 50 patients on average. 

"In addition to the inadequate supply of oxygen, there are various other issues plaguing the health system in Goa which is causing havoc due to the overburdened health system. The Petitioners state that there is shortage of life saving drugs which need to be administered timely to the patients suffering from COVID-19," the plea reads.

Addressing the instances of violence and harassment faced by doctors and medical professionals in Covid-19 wards, the plea states that the Respondents ought to take forthwith measures to… Continue Reading...


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