The High Court order on corona expressed concern over the increase in the cases of corona (UP me corona) in rural areas in UP. At the same time, the court was told by the Election Commission that 77 employees and agents of 28 districts who had done the duty of voting for the panchayat elections (UP panchayat chunav death count) died.
On the instructions of Allahabad High Court, the State Election Commission on Friday presented CCTV footage of panchayat election counting. On the previous hearing, the court had directed to present CCTV footage of counting of votes in Lucknow, Prayagraj, Varanasi, Gorakhpur, Ghaziabad, Meerut, Gautam Buddha Nagar and Agra.
A bench of Justices Siddharth Verma and Justice Ajit Kumar considered DM Meerut’s affidavit as unsatisfactory in the deaths of five patients due to lack of oxygen in hospitals in Meerut. The court directed the DM to file an affidavit with better information.
Hearing will be held on May 11
The next hearing of the petition will be on 11 May. The court has sought details of his treatment from the state government in the case of Allahabad High Court judge VK Srivastava’s death from COVID.
High court asked for report from the center
The court has also sought a report from the central government on the lack of vaccines in the country. The court has asked what is the status of import of Russian vaccine Sputnik? The court has suggested that if there is a shortage of vaccines in the country, then it should be imported from abroad. At the same time, the Central and State Government have sought information about further action on the situation arising out of the Corana infection.
Questions raised on tender process
The court expressed concern over the rise of Corona cases in rural areas in UP. The court believes that the government has given more focus to big cities and adequate arrangements have not been made in rural areas, towns and small towns. The High Court also sought a response from the government regarding special arrangements for vaccination of physically challenged people. The court also expressed concern over the lack of vaccine in UP and questioned the tender process being done for it.
The Government said this on the Vaccine
The Court said that the tender process is lengthy. The state needs more vaccines as soon as possible. The court said that the way things are getting worse. The third wave is also being feared, in such a situation, vaccination of all people as soon as possible has become extremely important. No one is safe until everyone gets vaccinated.
Order to arrange vaccination to all in three to four months
The High Court directed that the government should arrange for vaccination of all people in UP in the next three to four months. The court expressed its displeasure at the black marketing of certain drugs including Remdesivir injection, Oxigen and Oximeter.
Government put forward its stand
On behalf of the Election Commission, the court was told that 77 employees and agents of 28 districts who had done the duty of voting for panchayat elections have died. Reports of other districts are yet to come. The UP and central government also put their stand on lack of oxygen in UP.