A PIL been submitted by petitioner who stated that there is no data/press release/status report from the Madhya Pradesh state administration which shows that special arrangements have been made for the labour from the unorganised sector, the homeless persons and the destitute.
Besides, it is stated that the March 25 press note uploaded on the government’s official website, announcing certain benefits to the vulnerable section of society, also only covers the workers of organised sector.
The plea seeks a direction to Centre and state govt to form a High Level Expert Monitoring Committee for the Madhya Pradesh state to secure medical assistance to every sick person and increase the quantum of tests
[splco_quote]”The BJP ruled State with out any cabinet ministers neither has adequate laboratories to test for Corona Virus, nor has adequate number of testing kits, which results in the less number of tests and higher risk of spread of the virus…[/splco_quote]
The state government does not have adequate testing infrastructure even in Indore, Bhopal and Ujjain, which are marked as Red zones.
Ujjain does not have a single lab the samples from Indore are still being sent to other places for testing, which is taking 4-5 days leading to deterioration in the condition of patient of this fatal disease…
Even after the 22 days of lockdown, the Rapid Antibody testing kit is still wanting, which shows nothing but the clear failure of the State Administration in dealing with the issue,” the petition submitted, as per the report published on LiveLaw media
“Several newspaper reports show that during this extreme situation, the State Administration failed to provide even basic health care services to the people and many individuals unfortunately died because of non-availability of health care facility in public as well as private hospital, even after the enforcement of ESMA Act…
The central government as well as the Supreme Court emphasised on the special care for nutrition of Children and Pregnant women, unfortunately the state also failed to do so,” claimed the petition.
[splco_quote]”Non-availability of essential facilities food, water and proper sanitation in the hospitals and quarantine centres is reason why patients run away,” it says.[/splco_quote]