New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that pasting covid-positive notices outside the residences of people infected with coronavirus has caused others to consider them as untouchables. The Center said it had not given any direction to the state governments.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta told the bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, RS Reddy and MR Shah that the Ministry of Health has not given any direction to the States on pasting the notice outside the residences of Covid-positive patients. “If this is done to make someone worse, it should be avoided,” he said.
When Mehta said that states could do this to warn strangers in the area to be cautious in communicating with the people of the house and to take precautions when doing so, Justice Shah said, “The reality at ground level is different. ”
However, the jury is outraged at the “All Well Well” affidavit filed by the Gujarat government, responding to questions of lax fire safety measures in hospitals, including two fires at Ahmedabad and Rajkot hospitals, in which 14 patients have died.
Justice Shah told the Gujarat government: “You are all right. Your own power department says the wiring in hospitals was of poor quality. Even then, everything was okay. ”He then asked the solicitor general to review the matter and said,” Trying to suppress the facts. ” Mehta said he would talk to the state government for necessary remedial action.
The Center, in its affidavit, asked the Home Ministry to submit all states and UTs by December 4, “status reports of implementation of fire safety standards, as set out in the letter, from time to time, fire accidents in hospitals / nursing homes to prevent recurrence.”
States and UTs will submit inquiry reports by December 4 about their investigation into fire incidents in hospitals in the respective states over the past five years, the center said. They were told to review the hospital building plans and report by December 15 whether they comply with the National Building Code.


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