Coronavirus: Bombay HC raps Centre for defending faulty ventilators under PM CARES
The Aurangabad bench of Bombay High Court on Friday pulled up the Centre for filing an affidavit defending the manufacturers of faulty ventilators purchased through the PM CARES fund, Bar and Bench reported.
A bench of Justices RV Ghuge and BU Debadwar was hearing a suo motu petition on handling of coronavirus pandemic in Maharashtra.
On May 25, had directed the central government to respond after Chief Public Prosecutor DR Kale, representing the Maharashtra government, submitted that out of 150 ventilators supplied by the Centre, 113 were found to be defective. The remaining 37 were not unboxed because of the faults found in majority of the equipment. All the ventilators were supplied through the PM CARES fund, according to the submission in the court….