HC seeks fresh report from experts' panel on Covid-19
Deccan Chronicle.| Vujjini Vamshidhar
The court directed the health department to file a fresh status report explaining steps being taken and facilities created to tackle Covid
The court also directed the medical and health department to file a fresh status report explaining the steps being taken and facilities created to tackle the rising Covid. DC Image
HYDERABAD: Taking into consideration the growing number of Covid-19 and Coronavirus’ new variant Omicron cases in last few days, the Telangana High Court on Tuesday sought a report from the experts’ committee constituted by the government to advise the administration on steps to be taken to combat the disease.
A division bench comprising Chief Justice Satish Chandra Sharma and Justice Abhinand Kumar Shavili was hearing a batch of PILs filed on Covid-19 related issues.
The court also directed the medical and health department to file a fresh status report explaining the steps being taken and facilities created to tackle the rising Covid-19 and Omicron case. The court wanted the report by January 7 when the cases will be heard again.
The Director of Public Health Dr G. Srinivasa on Tuesday filed a status report, explaining the situation and the steps being taken by the department to contain or curb the pandemic.
Advocate-General B.S. Prasad told the court that all possible precautionary steps were taken to curb the spread of Covid-19. He said citizens were following due precautions and those who were violating the curbs were being penalised.
L. Ravichander, senior counsel, appearing for one of the petitioners, requested the court to hear the petitions during Sankranti vacation if need arose, as the number of Omicron cases were multiplying. He requested the court to keep track of the third wave of pandemic.
Chikkudu Prabhakar, another counsel, insisted that the court switch to virtual hearing.