Involved with the shortage of well being staff and enough medical workers to display screen and deal with the big quantity of people that will likely be travelling to the Konkan for the upcoming Ganeshotsav, public curiosity litigation (PIL) has been filed within the Bombay excessive court docket searching for to nominate workers to the permitted posts in Ratnagiri district which are mendacity vacant.
The PIL has claimed that as there’s an imminent menace of the unfold of Covid-19 outbreak in the course of the festive season. The authorities ought to be requested to refill the practically 200 vacant posts of medical officers and workers on an pressing foundation, as the present workers was incapable of dealing with the Covid state of affairs in Ratnagiri. The state has been directed to file its response and the matter is posted for listening to after two weeks.
A division bench of justice A A Sayed and justice S P Tavade whereas listening to public curiosity litigation filed by Khalil Hasanmiya Wasta, a fisherman from Ratnagiri was knowledgeable by advocate Rakesh Bhatkar that because the Ganesh Utsav was beginning later this month, lakhs of residents from the districts working or employed in Mumbai and Pune had been anticipated to return. Bhatkar submitted that knowledge obtained from the district well being authorities confirmed that it was not geared up to take care of Covid-19 within the occasion of such a lot of folks arriving within the district.
The PIL states, “It’s pertinent to notice that at current the fast menace posed is because of the upcoming festivals like Ganesh Utsav, the place massive numbers of persons are anticipated to journey in Konkan Area from the remainder of Maharashtra. Beneath these circumstances, it’s incumbent upon the state to get itself prepared for any medical exigencies which can come up because of the upcoming pageant seasons.”
Bhatkar additional said that just about 16 out of 19 sanctioned posts of medical officers in Authorities hospitals had been vacant and solely 34 out of 181 posts of different medical workers had been stuffed throughout government-run rural hospitals within the Ratnagiri District. He added that the issue was not solely restricted to Ratnagiri however authorities hospitals throughout Maharashtra had been dealing with problems with lack of medical workers, that are required to be addressed.
Wasta had earlier filed one other PIL whereby he had sought establishing of a devoted Covid testing laboratory in Ratnagiri as there was none and check samples needed to be despatched to Sangli. The bench of chief justice Dipankar Datta had taken cognizance of the submissions within the PIL and widened the scope of the petition to cowl the complete state. The PIL was disposed of after the state assured the court docket that it had made preparations for testing as per the ICMR pointers throughout the state and had additionally arrange a devoted lab in Ratnagiri.
After the federal government lawyer sought time to answer the plea, the bench granted the identical and posted additional listening to after two weeks.