- Patna High Court asked Bihar government questions on lockdown
- Today the Bihar government should tell whether the lockdown will be imposed in the state or not – the court
- If the decision is not made today, the High Court can take tough decisions – HC
- It seemed that the entire system was destroyed – Patna High Court
The Patna High Court has taken a tough stand on the wildly growing Corona infection in Bihar. During the hearing held on May 3, the court has also asked the state government questions regarding the lockdown.
While hearing a PIL filed on Monday regarding the treatment of Corona victims, the Patna High Court has asked the Bihar government a question. The High Court asked the Advocate General to speak to the state government and today, on May 4, tell whether the lockdown will take place in the state or not. The court also said that if no decision is taken today, the High Court can take tough decisions.
No war room to deal with corona management in Bihar- Court
The High Court said that even after the order, the treatment facilities of the corona patients have not increased. There is no concrete action plan for uninterrupted oxygen supply in the hospitals of the state. Only 160 tonnes of oxygen is being lifted instead of 194 tonnes per day from the central quota. The state did not have an advisory committee, which dealt with this Corona blast, no war room has been set up.
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It seemed that the entire system collapsed – the court
The High Court said that it seems that the entire system has been demolished. The shortage of beds and ventilators and the order of starting an ESIC hospital of five hundred beds did not work as well. The government report was also misleading, so formed an independent committee. Contrary to his report, the department is giving figures in court.
The department said that two plants of the Pressure Switch Absorption System were installed in two Kovid hospitals and work has started, but the committee of experts has reported that no plant has started production of oxygen till date.
Subsequently, the bench of Justice Chakradhari Sharan Singh and Justice Mohit Kumar Shah adjourned the hearing on the PIL of Shivani Kaushik for Tuesday. It is only through hearing this public interest case that the High Court is monitoring the government’s arrangements and functioning in dealing with the Corona epidemic in the state.