Compliment SWD For ‘Sensitive Response’ Regarding Families Of Healthcare Personnel
Srinagar, June 5 (GNS): Jammu and Kashmir High Court has said that the Government of India is “vitally concerned” with the issue regarding safety of the healthcare works amid covid-19 pandemic.
Hearing a Public Interest Litigation, a division bench of Chief Justice Gita Mital and Justice Rajnesh Oswal also appreciated Department of Social Welfare for the “sensitive response to the important matter of ensuring care to the dependents, families of healthcare and government personnel as well as other officials who are devoted to COVID-19 management issues.
“Given the fact that the Government of India is vitally concerned with the issue under consideration, let all reports (on this issue also be made available to Vishal Sharma, ASGI by Ms. Monika Kohli, Amicus Curiae,” the court said on the issue of issues regarding Safety, Care, Health and Violence against
Healthcare Professionals and Clinical Establishments—Need for a legislative framework. Among others, a status report has been filed by the Financial Commissioner, Health and Medical Education Department which has been taken on record by the court.
Earlier, Vishal Sharma, ASGI prayed for a short adjournment for ensuring compliance with the last order and to file the information which he was directed to do so as regards the legislation.
“The same shall be positively filed before us before the next date of hearing,” the court said.
Meanwhile, a status report was filed by Amit Gupta, AAG on behalf of Social Welfare Department.
“It is heartening to note that extensive steps which have been taken by the Social Welfare Department to facilitate the dependents/families of healthcare personnel, government personnel/officials engaged in COVID-19 management,” the court observed as per Global News Service.
This report states on April 26 about 5773 numbers of dependents/family members of COVID 19 warriors were contacted, out of which 127 reported grievances and redressals were carried out at the district level.
“Subsequently additional 8217 calls were made in different districts to dependents or family members, out of which 204 reported grievances of various categories such as need of medicine, ration, movement passes, personal protection kits (PPK), and transportation.”
The nodal officers, the report said, at the district level in coordination with the line departments have been providing all kind of necessary help to redress the grievances made by the dependents/family member of COVID 19 warriors. ”We record our appreciation for the sensitive response of the Department of Social Welfare to the important matter of ensuring care to the dependents/families of healthcare personnel/government personnel/officials who are devoted to COVID-19 management issues,” the court said. (GNS)