38.6c New Delhi, India, Monday, June 24, 2024

Plea In Bombay High Court seeks directions to ensure adequate supply of Oxygen beds, Covid medicines to patients, and security measures for doctors in Goa

By Snehal Khemka      08 May, 2021 04:51 PM      0 Comments
adequate supply Oxygen beds Covid medicine

A petition in the Bombay High Court, Goa Bench has been moved seeking directions on the Respondent authorities to ensure adequate supply of oxygen beds, Covid-19 medicines for all patients in Goa and also for ensuring security measures for doctors and medical personnel to avoid cases of harassment and violence against them in Covid 19 wards.

The plea moved by South Goa Advocates Association additionally prays for directions to enhance the testing program for timely detection of Covid-19 and also to ensure adequate supply of vaccines to all age groups.

The Respondents in the matter are State of Goa, Union of India, Goa Association of Resident Doctors, Dean of Goa Medical College and Directorate of Health Services, Goa. 

Stating that the condition of availability of beds in Goa is worsening, the plea highlights that critical patients "have to be managed on trolleys and floors and are also kept on ventilators in the critical COVID wards." Moreover, it is also stated in the plea that wards with capacity of 30 beds have more than 50 patients on average. 

"In addition to the inadequate supply of oxygen, there are various other issues plaguing the health system in Goa which is causing havoc due to the overburdened health system. The Petitioners state that there is shortage of life saving drugs which need to be administered timely to the patients suffering from COVID-19," the plea reads.

Addressing the instances of violence and harassment faced by doctors and medical professionals in Covid-19 wards, the plea states that the Respondents ought to take forthwith measures to curb the harassment and violence meted out against the doctors and other medical personnel.

Highlighting that Goa is witnessing close to 2000-3000 fresh cases per day over the last few days, the plea seeks the following prayers:

  • To issue an Order and Direction to the Respondents to ensure a steady supply of oxygen to patients requiring oxygen at various hospitals in Goa.
  • To issue an Order and Direction to the Respondents to setup additional beds in various hospitals in Goa with the facility to provide oxygen supply to the patients requiring oxygen as part of their treatment.
  • To issue an Order and Direction to the Respondents to make necessary arrangements to ensure the timely supply of all the necessary lifesaving drugs and medicines to COVID-19 patients admitted in various hospitals in the State of Goa.
  • To ensure availability of adequate medical personnel including doctors at all the Government Hospitals in the State of Goa. To enforce strict measures to protect doctors and medical personnel from harassment and violence.
  • To ensure that adequate supply of vaccines against Covid-19 is made available in the State of Goa.

Share this article:

Leave a feedback about this


Trending News Updates
Historic Moment: All Four Gates of Puri’s Jagannath Temple Reopened After BJP’s Landmark Victory in Odisha

Historic Moment All Four Gates of Puris Jagannath Temple Reopened After BJPs Landmark Victory in Odisha

18 June, 2024 11:03 AM
Trending Executive
Education Minister admits irregularities in NEET UG; Centre, NTA to face probing queries in SC

Education Minister admits irregularities in NEET UG; Centre, NTA to face SC probe over exam conduct and paper leak allegations, counselling to proceed.

18 June, 2024 12:14 PM
Trending Judiciary
Rajasthan HC denies anticipatory bail in land forgery case, cites serious charges and witness threats [Read Order]

Rajasthan HC rejects anticipatory bail in land forgery case, citing serious charges, witness threats, and the need for a thorough investigation.

18 June, 2024 12:51 PM
Trending News Updates
Jain Community dresses up as Muslims to buy 124 Goats , saves them from Bakrid slaughter

Jain community in Delhi raises Rs 15 lakh, dresses as Muslims to buy and rescue 124 goats from Bakrid slaughter, garnering praise and attention.

18 June, 2024 01:19 PM


Join Group

Signup for Our Newsletter

Get Exclusive access to members only content by email