The Telangana High Court today expressed its displeasure over the report submitted by the state government on the Covid-19 situation in the state.
It said that the report was incomplete and irresponsible in nature, and expressed its anger at the government not submitting district-wise figures of Covid-19 cases despite its orders..
It also said that there was no comparison between the figures quoted by the government and the figures published in the media.
The court asked the government to submit district-wise figures of new Covid-19 cases from August 31 to September 4.
It also asked the GHMC Commissioner to submit statistics of the isolation wards and Covid-19 centres in its limits.
The High Court also expressed its anger over the inaction of the state government on the private hospitals which were violating its orders. It asked the government if it had no responsibility to take action against the private hospitals which were violating rules even after availing themselves of subsidies from it.
The High Court also issued orders to the NPPA (National Pharmaceuticals Pricing Authority) to conduct an inquiry on all the private hospitals and submit its report before September 22. It also asked the Director of Public Health of the state to take action against the erring hospitals on the basis of the report of the NPPA, and to verify that the hospitals had reserved 50% of their beds for treatment of the poor Covid-19 patients of the state.
The court also asked the government to submit the state- and district-level disaster management plans before the same date.
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