- The Allahabad High Court on Tuesday lambasted the administration of Lucknow and Meerut during the hearing of a PIL.
- Court has asked the District Magistrates to confirm the news of death of patients due to lack of oxygen in the districts
- The court said that the death of patients due to lack of oxygen in hospitals is a criminal act which cannot be considered less than genocide.
The Allahabad High Court on Tuesday, during the hearing of a PIL asked the District Magistrates of Lucknow and Meerut to confirm the news of the
A bench of justices Siddharth Verma and Ajit Kumar said, “Today, science has progressed so much that heart transplant and brain surgery have become a reality, how can we allow people to die like this?” The court has asked the district magistrates of both the districts to look into such reports and submit a report on the next hearing to be held on Friday within 48 hours. These officers have been asked to be present in the court.
The court said, ‘The news of Oxigen’s scarcity is becoming viral on social media. It is known from this that the district administration and police are harassing the poor people who are begging for oxygen to save the lives of their loved ones.
Example of Meerut and Lucknow
In this order, five patients died in the ICU of the newly built Trauma Center of Meerut Medical College on Sunday and the deaths of patients in Sun Hospital, Lucknow. Apart from this, the court has also mentioned the deaths of patients in the private hospital in Meerut, in which the ‘hospital management raised their hands to treat the admitted Kovid patients simply because oxygen was not supplied despite the demand. ‘
The Election Commission also said this
The order states that, “These reports lead to a contradiction to the government’s claim that adequate supply of oxygen is being done”. The court has praised the government for finally understanding the importance of implementing lockdown. In the order, the court also added that if the negligence of the Election Commission was found in the case of death of officers doing duty during the panchayat elections, the same would not be barred.