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Non-COVID-19 health care rules issued in April: Centre to HC

MUMBAI: The Union authorities advised the Bombay High Court on Tuesday it had final month laid down detailed pointers for all states to guarantee emergency and significant care health companies for sufferers affected by non- COVID-19 illnesses stay useful throughout the lockdown.

Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Anil Singh, who appeared for the Union authorities, advised the court docket the Centre had issued a set of pointers as early as on April 15 to guarantee all health companies remained useful and obtainable throughout the nationwide lockdown that got here into power in March- finish.

Singh advised a bench the rules ensured health companies, dispensaries, hospitals, vet hospitals, and manufacturing items of medication, medical gadgets, amongst others, remained useful to guarantee uninterrupted emergency health companies and medicines for these affected by important diseases aside from COVID-19.

The bench consisted of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice AA Sayed.

Singh made the submissions whereas the court docket was listening to a bunch of Public curiosity Litigations looking for instructions to the Centre and the Maharashtra authorities to present medical amenities and remedy for sufferers affected by diseases aside from COVID-19 whose outbreak triggered the lockdown.

“The Delhi High court docket has been listening to an identical matter for non-COVID sufferers and we submitted the rules and steps taken by the Centre there. The pointers issued by the Centre have been positioned earlier than the Bombay High Court too,” ASG Singh stated.

“We submitted that the Centre is dedicated to offering uninterrupted health care companies to all sufferers affected by important diseases.

“All state governments have been directed to implement the guidelines issued by the health ministry on April 15 and the Bombay HC appreciated our efforts,” he stated.

While the HC is probably going to proceed listening to these pleas on Wednesday, it made an oral suggestion to the Maharashtra authorities, asking if all municipal companies may provide you with an “emergency helpline quantity akin to the BMC‘s 1916 helpline quantity” for info on obtainable beds, ambulances for each COVID and non-COVID sufferers, stated advocate Ankit Kulkarni, counsel for one of many petitioners.

Senior counsel Mihir Desai, one other advocate for the petitioners, urged the court docket to direct the BMC (Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation) to guarantee screening for COVID-19 for all frontline health staff.

Desai cited an order handed by the Nagpur bench of the HC on Monday, directing the Indian Council for Medical Research to provide you with pointers for periodic testing for COVID-19 for all frontline staff in the Vidarbha area who have been in direct contact with coronavirus sufferers.

Desai stated related orders should be handed for frontline staff in Mumbai too.

The HC will think about all of the aforementioned points on Wednesday.

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