The Supreme Court reprimanded the authorities on Friday, terming the second wave of Kovid-19 as a ‘national crisis’. The court said that the health sector we have got in 70 years is inadequate and the situation is bad. The bench said that hostels, temples, churches and other places should be opened to make Kovid-19 patient care centers. Also, the central government should adopt the national vaccination model as the poor man will not be able to pay for the vaccine.
‘The central government cannot sit with folded hands’
The apex court pulled up the Center for not ensuring continuous supply of oxygen to Delhi. The bench said, ‘You cannot sit with your hands folded. My conscience is shaken. We cannot see the death of 500 people at your hands. You have to do something immediately and supply the 200 MT of oxygen that Delhi is lacking.
‘Delhi government should talk to the central government beyond politics’
The apex court also pulled up the Delhi government and said that no political dispute should be raised and it should cooperate with the Center in dealing with the situation. The bench said, “Politics is for elections and in humanitarianism at this time there is a need to take care of every life.” Please convey our message at the highest level that they should put politics aside and talk to the Center.
It asked senior advocate Rahul Mehra, appearing for the Delhi government, to ask the Chief Secretary to talk to the officials of the Center and resolve the problems in the national capital. Talking about the ambiguity figures in oxygen supply from the Center to Delhi, Mehra assured the apex court that its suggestion would be followed in letter and spirit with the Central Government.
What will happen to the SC / ST population?
The bench is considering issues such as monitoring mechanisms to ensure the projected demand and supply of oxygen in the present and near future in the country. The court remarked during the virtual hearing that even doctors and health workers working on the advance front are not getting beds in the hospital for treatment. The court asked, “What will happen to the marginalized people and SC / ST population? Should they be left at the mercy of private hospitals?”