HC Questions State On Security For Covid-19 Doctors
The court was dealing with a PIL filed by a city-based advocate about attacks on the doctors and other supporting staff who were treating Covid-19 patients.
Hyderabad | 9th April 2020
The Telangana High Court on Wednesday directed the state government to inform it about the security arrangements being made by police department at the hospitals specifically designated as Covid-19 hospitals in Hyderabad and other districts of the state.
It asked the Advocate General of the state to submit a report on the issue before April 16.
A division bench comprising the Chief Justice of the state Justice R S Chauhan and Justice T Amarnath Goud passed these orders while dealing with a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by a city-based advocate K Karuna Sagar, a native of Champapet in the city.
During the arguments, the petitioner told the HC that the state government had failed to take appropriate steps in providing security to the doctors and other supporting staff who were treating Covid-19 patients. He said that a Covid-19 patient and his family members had attacked the doctors at Gandhi Hospital and destroyed some hospital property. He also told the court that similar incidents of violence and vandalism had taken place in Nizamabad and Khammam districts.
He urged the court to issue directions to see that stringent action was taken against those found guilty of the attacks.
Appearing on behalf of the state government, the Advocate General sought 10 days to submit his reply on the issue.
Following this, the HC adjourned the case to April 17.
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