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Bombay HC appreciates local authorities of Aurangabad for combating Covid-19 with strict measures, issues guidelines for further use [READ ORDER]

Lawstreet Journal 31 Aug 2020 7:02pm

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Judiciary Bombay HC appreciates local authorities of Aurangabad for combating Covid-19 with strict measures, issues guidelines for further use [READ ORDER]

A Division Bench of Bombay HC Justice RV Ghuge and Justice SD Kulkarni was hearing a suo motu public interest litigation on the rising number of COVID patients in Aurangabad. In July, the court has warned public servants and officials who have their duties for fighting this pandemic are refraining to come to the duties. Court has also warned to give a surprise visit to the hospital to ensure that there is discipline amongst the concerned staff. 

Here the complaints were about excessive rates is being charged by the hospital for COVID or non-COVID patients and also of the hospital’s obstinate attitude towards them. Bench called Prosecutor Kale to take action against these complaints, who informed the court that along with Divisional Commissioner of the Aurangabad few others have formed a team to solve these kinds of complaints. 

Amicus curiae senior advocate Rajendra Deshmukh and Public prosecutor informed the court that though the COVID patients in Maharashtra have not decreased, but the administration in 13 districts has considerably succeeded in controlling the pandemic. To which court said, "The local administrations in all districts are putting in strenuous efforts and are working relentlessly even up to late hours in the night. They begin their activities in the early hours of the day and are leaving no stone unturned in their efforts to contain the spread of coronavirus".

Court had referred to a similar case  Jan Swasthya Abhiyan & Anr Vs State of Maharashtra & Ors., wherein Justice Datta directed the state to consider increasing… Continue Reading...


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