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Corona pandemic: Patna High Court wants detailed action taken report from govt

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New Delhi (ILNS): The Patna High Court has directed the state government to file a detailed report on the action being taken to control the Corona Pandemic in the state. The report has to reach the court by December 8.

The division bench of Chief Justice Sanjay Karol and Justice S. Kumar, while hearing the petitions of Dinesh Kumar Singh and others said that the absence of Corona in Bihar is a mere myth.

The petitioner’s advocate, Dinu Kumar, submitted that the CT scan and MRI machines in Bihar government medical hospitals are working on a PPP mode and so patients have to spend money to undergo tests. He also submitted that about 40 percent of the reports in the Corona test are not correct and there is a shortage of RT-PCR test kits in the state.

The Court observed that the biggest challenge before the Government is to change the mindset of the people of Bihar and break the myth amongst the local populace that- “Bihar Corona ko Khaa Gaya Hai.”

“Bihar is a highly populated State. Nearly 1/10th (approximately) of India lives here, with the highest population density. As such, various directions issued, policies framed and programmes propagated by the Central Government and the State Government under the provisions of Disaster Management Act, 2005 and Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897, needs to be highlighted, popularized and people sensitized, both in the urban and rural areas,” said the Court.

In the last hearing the court had directed to present the report regarding the Corona cases in people above 60 years of age. The next hearing in this case will be held on December 8.

In Bihar Corona has started showing its deadly face once again. According to data available 12 people died of the disease in the state in the last 48 hours.

Read the order here;


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