AHMEDABAD: The Gujarat High Court has raised concerns about possible waves of coronavirus. The court told the state government, keeping in mind that the health sector structure should be developed keeping in mind that the third or fourth wave of a pandemic may come. People are not even following the rules like wearing masks, maintaining social distance and hygiene, the court has also expressed concern over this matter.
‘Prepare to deal with new wave’
The court made a stern comment, saying, ‘discipline like China cannot apply in India’. A division bench of Justices Bela Trivedi and Bhargava D Kariya told the Gujarat government that the infrastructure of health facilities would have to be improved to deal with any new wave of Coronavirus. The court made this remark during the hearing of public interest litigation on the Covid-19 situation in Gujarat and other issues related to it.
‘There will be a new wave every six months
The court said that health services in rural areas of Gujarat need to be improved in the long run, not just to deal with the second wave of the epidemic. The bench said, “What to do about the third and fourth pandemic?” The fourth wave will come after the third wave because the people of the state are not going to wear masks and follow the rules of social distance. Nobody is going to do this in this country, so every six months a new wave will come.
‘Comparing India to China only’
During the hearing, the court told AG Kamal Trivedi, ‘With this understanding, you have to prepare yourself.’ When Trivedi compared India to European countries in the wake of the epidemic, the court said, India can only be compared to one country China which is ‘unmatched’. They said, ‘You only have to compare with China. It is unmatched. Discipline like there cannot be enforced here, so improve the health structure. ‘