The Madras High Court on Thursday took the Suo Moto cognizance hearing and kept the next hearing of the case for April 26 (Monday) and said the state has enough oxygen. The hearing was on the shortage of Oxygen & Remdesvier in order to check on the Tamil Nadu government's handling of issues arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The bench was headed by Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy also directed advocate general Vijay Narayan to get instructions on the measures taken by the state to handle the crises. CJ Sanjib Banerjee asked AG Vijay Narayan to concentrate on these four areas, the drug Remdesivir, Availability of Oxygen, Ventilators, and Availability of COVID-19 Vaccines.
Advocate General told the Madras High Court that the State's oxygen manufacturing capacity is sufficient and there is no need to panic. We have a contingency plan even if we reach the peak.
After the hearing, CJ Banerjee told AG, "if we have the capacity and the resources, then we should even help other states". AG replied that the other states are being given assistance by the Tamil Nadu government and will further provide the details in the next hearing.
This comes after the few state high courts recently stepped in to monitor the handling of the second COVID-19 wave in the respective states that included Delhi High Court, the Bombay High Court, the Gujarat High Court, the Patna High Court, and the Allahabad High Court.
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