‘Hospital as Good as Dungeon’: Gujarat HC Pulls Up Rupani Government for COVID-19 Response
The Gujarat high court severely criticised the Vijay Rupani-led BJP state government for trying to “artificially control” the COVID-19 epidemic… Gujarat has so far shown one of the highest COVID-19 death rates in the country, with the civil hospital accounting for 377 deaths – almost 45% of the total deaths in the state.
A bench of Justices J.N. Pardiwala and Ilesh Vora, while hearing a PIL on a range of issues relating to COVID-19 response in the state, gave out multiple directions to the state government to improve treatment and facilities.
“As we said earlier, the Civil Hospital is meant to treat patients. However, it appears that as on date, it is as good as a dungeon. May be even worse than a dungeon,” the bench said, while likening the poor state infrastructure to the “sinking of the Titanic