On Monday while issuing directions on conduct during the pandemic, the Bombay High Court (HC) bench headed by Justice Ravindra Ghuge and Justice B U Debedwar criticised the lack of awareness yet, among the people on COVID-19. It criticised that people must follow rules first and then blame the government.
Justice Ghuge said that citizens need to show some restraint, loyalty and sensibility in the current scenario. The bench of court said, that the rules are good by the government yet people make the worst out of it. It also noted common cases where young boys and girls roam outside their homes without any purposes.
It also noted scenarios where youngsters travel on bikes with three or even four persons on one bike which meant for two, without any masks and helmets on their heads. It said that people with any political influence must not help those to get away with violating COVID-19 guidelines.
Though the Bombay HC had taken up a Suo moto on the COVID-19 related issues like Remdesivir injections, violations of protocols and others, the court said it did not wish to give any orders that would interfere with the governments’ original orders.
“There would be no grabbing of share of Remdesivir injections or oxygen supply to Aurangabad from other districts in the state. The government, both Union and State, has its policy of equal distribution and we do not intend to disturb it,” the court said.
On taking note of Aurangabad’s Divisional Commissioner’s request to let hospitals set up their own oxygen plants in their own premises, the court immediately directed authorities to provide necessary permissions. The court also reminded that, the to-be setup oxygen plants be of state-of-art in order to prevent another disaster similar to that of Nashik hospital.
The court asked authorities to tune up the vaccinations to the maximum as that would definitely reduce the number of COVID-19 cases in the future. Also, it advised on the routine cremation of bodies in crematoriums and ordered authorities to help families of victims perform their last rites without disruptions.
It also asked authorities to supply with enough RT-PCR test kits to rural areas so that people in remote areas need not travel far to take tests. It also addressed the criminal case on BJP MP Sujay Vikhe procuring over 10,000 Remdesivir doses.
The court postponed any further hearings on this post-date May 3rd.