A PIL has been filed before the Supreme Court, seeking direction for release of Oxygen Cylinders, Remdesivir, Oximeters, and all such essential equipment related to the treatment of Covid-19, lying in the police stations across the country.
In the earlier proceedings, the petitioner submitted before the court that there is complete chaos created because of the deadly situation arising out of the spread of coronavirus as COVID19 guidelines are not being followed in the region.
The other issue that came up before the Bench of Justices Vipin Sanghi and Rekha Palli today was that while the entire country was striving to get hold of life-saving medicines such as Remdesivir and others.
The Court further directed the Health Secretary to issue a fresh district wise allocation order of Remdesivir vials based upon the order of the Central Government dated 1.5.2021 which should be effective for a period from 1st May, 2021 till 9th May, 2021.
The Supreme Court bench led by D.Y. Chandrachud delved into the larger issue of safeguarding the right of a citizen to receive medical treatment anywhere while hearing a plea in court that alleged that hospitals in Noida and Gurugram made it mandatory to produce an Adhaar Card with a local address.
It was contended in the petition that an exemption of 12 percent cost of the product charged as GST, which was otherwise leviable, would lead to a further decrease in the overall cost for the consumer, thereby making it significantly more affordable to the public.
Around 27 law students from across the country, fearing the critical situation arising out of the Covid-19 pandemic, wrote a letter to Chief Justice of India Justice N.V. Ramana, requesting him to issue uniform guidelines for certain matters related to the current situation.