The second wave of the Corona epidemic has caused a shortage of oxygen and medicines. State governments are reaching the High Court. The Supreme Court is also seriously hearing the case.
On Saturday, the Supreme Court has set up a 12-member National Task Force to solve this problem in such a situation.
This task force will assess and recommend the availability and supply of oxygen and medicines in states and union territories.
Task Force will prepare the methodology for the supply of oxygen – Supreme Court.
A bench headed by Justice DY Chandrachud, constituting the task force, said that the task force would provide input and strategy to meet the challenges of the Corona epidemic on a transparent and professional basis.
In addition, it will devise mechanisms for the supply of oxygen to the states on a scientific, rational and equitable basis. The ten members involved will be well-known doctors of the country, and two members will be representatives of the government.
The task force’s initial period will be six months
The initial duration of this task force has been set at six months. It will be headed by Dr Bhabatosh Biswas, former Vice-Chancellor of West Bengal University of Health Sciences.
Supreme Court judges have personally spoken to all members of the task force. It is believed that it will start work within a week. The task force will submit its report to the Center and the court, but its recommendations will be sent directly to the Supreme Court.
The task force will be free to consult the human resources department
The court said in its order that this task force would be free to consult and consult the human resources department of the central government for consultation and information. The force will also be free to formulate its working methods and procedures.
These members were included in the task force.
The Supreme Court constituted the task force under Dr Biswas, Dr Devendra Singh Rana, Chairman of the Board of Management of Sir Gangaram Hospital in Delhi. Dr Soumitra Rawat, Chairman of the Department of Surgical Gastroenterology, Dr Devi Prasad Shetty, President of Narayana Healthcare, Christian Medical College in Tamil Nadu Vellore Professor Dr Gagandeep Kang and Director Dr JV Peter, Medanta Hospital and Heart Institute President Dr Naresh Trehan are included.
Similarly, Dr Rahul Pandit, Director of Critical Care Medicine and ICU at Fortis Hospital and Kalyan in Mumbai, Task Force, Senior Professor at Institute of Liver and Biliary Science (ILBS) and Dr Shiv Kumar Sarin, Director, Department of Hepatology, Hinduja Hospital and Parsi General Dr Zarir F. Udwadia, Consultant Chest Physician at Hospital Mumbai, Secretary to the Government of India (ex-officio member) in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
Convener and member to be cabinet secretary of central government
The cabinet secretary of the central government will be a member of the task force and the convenor. He can appoint a colleague if needed. However, he will not be able to nominate an officer below the rank of Additional Secretary.
This is the condition of corona infection in India
In the last 24 hours, 4,01,078 new cases of infection with Coronavirus were reported in India, and 4,187 patients died. These are the highest number of deaths in a single day since the onset of the epidemic.
With this, the total number of infected people in the country has increased to 2,18,92,676. Of these, 2,38,270 people have lost their lives due to this dangerous virus. The number of active cases has increased to 37,23,446.