- Patna High Court asked questions to the Bihar government on the third wave of Corona
- What is the action plan of Bihar government to fight the third wave- HC
- High Court reprimands Bihar government on oxygen storage
- High court also sought information about vaccination
The Patna High Court on Tuesday asked the state government questions regarding the plan to avoid the third possible wave of corona. Meanwhile, the court also slammed the state government for failing to build storage facilities for liquid oxygen and procure enough cryogenic tankers to transport oxygen.
Patna High Court
A division bench of Chief Justice Sanjay Karol and Justice S Kumar, hearing a batch of PILs, asked the chief secretary to file a counter affidavit detailing the steps taken by the state government to address these issues.
Court also sought information about vaccination
Patna High Court has ordered the state government to give complete information about vaccination of people between 18 to 45 years in rural areas. The court has asked to submit the detailed details of vaccination of different areas of the state. Along with this, the state government was also asked to tell how many vaccines have been administered so far and what arrangements are being made in the future.
Along with this, details about the need and storage of oxygen have also been ordered. On Tuesday, a division bench of Chief Justice Sanjay Karol and Justice S Kumar heard the matter of Corona epidemic. During the hearing of the matter, the court wanted to know from the state government how much oxygen the state itself produces and what is the arrangement for its storage. Along with this, it was also asked to tell from where and how much oxygen is being supplied in the state.
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There is no arrangement to keep liquid oxygen in Bihar
In this regard, the court was told by the state government that there is no system in the state to store liquid oxygen. He said that there is no tank to store the oxygen being received from the central government. The state is producing oxygen at its own level. The court was also informed that the oxygen plant to be set up at PMCH would at present be installed at NMCH and then at PMCH.
Report on death in Buxar too
Presented the complete details of the deaths from January 1 to May 17 in eleven blocks of Buxar district on behalf of the Bihar government. The court was told that between January 1 and May 17, 3,952 people from the Hindu community died while 323 from the minority community died. Last rites of 1747 people were performed at Muktidham crematorium in Buxar district in January, 1182 in February, 1053 in March, 1802 in April and 1382 till May 16.
At the same time, demanded a time from the court to give complete information about the death due to Corona. The court was told that interim reports have come from 30 districts. Full details will be presented on the next date. So far 1,77,780 people have been vaccinated in Buxar district.