Rajkot COVID Hospital Fire: Supreme Court Seeks Responses of Center and Gujarat Government – Kovid Hospital Fire Case: SC said, Gujarat government should not suppress facts, file better affidavit


The next hearing of the case in the Supreme Court will be held on Thursday (symbolic photo)

Special things

  • The top court reprimanded the Gujarat government
  • Said, you are happy just by appointing commission
  • The next hearing in this case will be on Thursday

new Delhi:

Of Rajkot city of Gujarat Fire in Covid-19 Hospital The Supreme Court has reprimanded the Gujarat government in the matter related to imposition. The SC said that the government is making efforts to suppress the facts about the Rajkot fire tragedy. Unhappy with Gujarat’s reply, the court said that the state should not suppress the facts. Instructions should be given to file a new affidavit with correct facts. The Supreme Court said that according to you everything is good, but your stand is contrary to the report of your own Chief Electrical Engineer regarding wiring. You are happy just by appointing commission. In this case, the Gujarat government should file a better affidavit. Simultaneously, the SC requested Solicitor General (SG) Tushar Mehta to look into the matter and file a proper report. The next hearing of the case will be on Thursday. 6 patients died due to fire in Kovid Hospital in Rajkot.

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In the previous hearing, on the incident of deaths due to fire in Kovid Hospital, the apex court started taking cognizance of this incident and expressed its displeasure over the failure of the Central and State Governments to prevent such incidents. Taking a dig at the states, the Supreme Court said that despite such incidents, no concrete steps have been taken to prevent this problem. The SC bench had said that it was a shocking incident. This is a very serious matter and such incidents have already happened and it shows the condition of government hospitals. We take automatic cognition in this matter. The bench had said that the accident is showing on the spot. The SC said that this is not the first case. How many fire officers do you have to see all this? You do not have fire safety standards. Such incidents are being repeated from state to state and hospital to hospital. No concrete steps have been taken by the states in this regard.

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On this, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said that he was aware of this incident. He assured the bench that the meeting would be called and immediate steps would be taken. On this, the bench said that you can contact the Chief Fire Officer Mehta said that he will form a committee about it. On this, Justice Ashok Bhushan said that we want appropriate steps, not committee. Advocating the Center, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta told the Bench that the current wave of Kovid-19 seems to be more stringent than before and currently 77 percent of Corona virus infection cases are from 10 states. The Center has blamed the Kejriwal government for the deteriorating conditions of Kovid in Delhi and the Center said that the Delhi government was lax in taking steps to stop COVID-19 and the infection spread due to the failure of the Delhi government to implement the measures. The Supreme Court had asked for a status report in two days in Delhi, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Assam on the management of fast growing Kovid cases, facilities for patients and other arrangements. The Supreme Court expressed concern over the condition of Coronavirus in Delhi. Justice Ashok Bhushan said that the situation in Delhi has become worse. We want to know what the government has made, that the affidavit should be filed in detail.


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