Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court said that the state government and the Municipal Corporation were ignoring the orders of the court regarding the status of real-time beds in hospitals regarding the condition of Corona.
While hearing the cognizance petition filed on the issue related to Corona on Tuesday, a division bench of Chief Justice Vikram Nath and Judge Bhargava De Kariya said that we are deeply saddened by the attitude of the state government and the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation regarding the availability of real-time beds. The orders issued by this court are not being followed. The last three hearings are being said about the availability of real-time beds in hospitals, but nothing has been done in this case either by the state government or the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation.
The Chief Justice was told that the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation had accessed the website of Ahmedabad Hospitals and Nursing Home Association (AHNA) from the website of the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation. On this, the court said that it is only updated twice a day, which is not real-time data. If Rajkot, Surat or other municipal corporations can provide real-time data, then why can’t the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation do this. Why is Ahmedabad Manpa behind in this?
The bench said that we want a dashboard in which information about the achievement of beds in real-time of all hospitals is available. It should contain information about the availability of beds when the patient is admitted and discharged. This arrangement should be done in all the 33 districts and 8 metropolitan municipalities of the state.
The Chief Justice said that no patient should be required to flee from one hospital to another. If such information will be available then the patients will be comfortable. This information can also be placed outside the hospital or in such a public place.
On this petition, the state government has been asked to reply by May 10 on issues including dashboard, vaccination and more. The next hearing on the petition is scheduled for 11 May.