Chennai: Pulling up the Central Government over its alleged lapse in taking immediate motion in containing the Covid-19 pandemic, the Madras High Court on Thursday questioned what was the ruling dispensation doing for 14 months.
Stating there was a must act on skilled recommendation and never adhocism, Chief Justice Sanjeeb Banerjee requested: “Why are we acting only now in April, though we had one full year?”
He made this statement when Additional Solicitor General R. Sankaranarayanan informed the Madras High Court that the resurgence of the second wave of the virus was “unexpected”.
The Chief Justice additionally questioned the vaccine pricing and the alleged crash of an app for registration of vaccination for individuals over 18 years of age scheduled to start out on May 1. The Additional Solicitor General answered that he would submit his reply on Friday.
The first bench of Chief Justice Banerjee and Justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy was listening to the difficulty of alleged scarcity of Remdesivir vaccine, beds and ventilators and diversion of oxygen cylinders to different states when it got here up for additional listening to on Thursday, PTI reported.
The High Court had taken up the matter by itself primarily based on newspaper reviews.
The Tamil Nadu Government earlier informed the High Court that there was no must impose a lockdown within the state on Saturday, a day forward of the election end result day, stating that May 1 is already a vacation on account of May Day.