Rajasthan High Court notice over discrimination in oxygen supply | Jaipur News

JAIPUR: The high court on Wednesday issued notice to the Centre and state on a petition alleging discrimination by the Centre in allotting medical oxygen and lifesaving drugs to the state.
Chief Justice Indrajit Mahanty and Justice Indrajit Singh issued notice on a petition by lawyer P C Bhandari and sought replies by April 30.
On another petition by the high court bar association, the court asked the central and state governments to give suggestions by Friday to reduce the hardship of Covid patients due to lack of oxygen in the hospitals of the state.
The court directed the state government to update the status of beds in hospitals on its portal daily. The court asked the government to convert the Advocate Bhawan of Bar Council of Rajasthan in Jaipur and Jodhpur into Covid care centres. The court also directed that priority should be given to lawyers and their families at these Covid centres.
The court has also asked for a committee to be formed to look after the cases of Covid among lawyers.
The court said the issue of shortage of oxygen is pending in the Supreme Court and at present it did not intend to interfere in this matter.
During the hearing, Advocate General M S Singhvi said the reported death of four people in a private hospital in the city was not due to lack of oxygen and there was sufficient oxygen in the hospital. The court then directed Singhvi to file an affidavit to this effect.

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