Covid-19, inflation, the conflict in Ukraine, rising energy and food prices, and the destructive impact of climate change are the most obvious signs to show that the world is entering an era of protracted turmoil.
The Gauhati High Court on April 27 closed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) alleging that the patients who got Covid -19 were not given treatment for their ailments while their cases were being processed for admission in various medical colleges and hospitals in Assam.
The Meghalaya High Court recently observed that public spirited individuals should be vigilant and they should be encouraged to raise queries for the administration to be kept on its toes, particularly when it comes to health-care and measures to alleviate the lot of the underprivileged in the State.
The plea submits that the Delhi government has not issued any guideline or policy for providing status reports of the Covid-19 patients admitted in hospitals to the attendants or family members therefore they are not aware about the status of the condition of the patient.
There is no denying the fact that these are un-precedented times but it is also a fact that extra-ordinary situations require extra-ordinary solutions, if not then at least an attempt in real sense to provide extra-ordinary remedies.