The State Government informed the Bombay High Court that approval for creation of infrastructural facilities for 1000 bed capacity Covid care centre at Mankapur indoor stadium has been granted. Court asked the state and the Municipal Corporation to place the detailed plan on record within two weeks but asked them to begin the work before that.
The above assurance was given to the division bench of Justice RK Deshpande and Justice PV Ganediwala at Nagpur because in a previous hearing, the court lashed out at the State Government for not responding to the proposal of setting up 1000 beds at the said stadium.
On September 15, the bench was informed that the state government is not responding to the proposal of setting up a 1000 bed centre at the stadium, out of which 400 beds shall be for ventilators and 300 beds shall be oxygenated.
The court had earlier taken Suo moto cognizance of the issues faced by the general public due to non-availability of ventilators and oxygenated beds for Coronavirus patients with moderate and severe conditions in order to reduce the death rate in Nagpur.
After being informed about shortage of para medical staff as many were refusing to resume duty fearing Coronavirus, Court had sought a list of such para medical staff. Thus court ordered the constitution of a committee so that the issues can be worked out and the Doctors and para-medical staff can be made available immediately.
After various assurances from the Municipal Commissioner, Court observed- “We expect that the problem of oxygen supply to the private hospitals as well as the semi Government hospitals can be worked out.”