[5/17, 19:59] Sekarreporter1: https://twitter.com/sekarreporter1/status/1394256363635707910?s=1002
[5/17, 19:59] Sekarreporter1: [5/17, 19:57] Sekarreporter1: W.P.No.10486 of 2021 etc.
W.P.Nos.10486, 10812, 11644, 11653, 11674 and 11851 of 2021,
W.P.(MD) Nos.9485, 9119 and 9397 of 2021,
and W.P.No.12184 of 2020
THE HON’BLE CHIEF JUSTICE
SENTHILKUMAR RAMAMOORTHY, J.
(Order of the Court was made by the Hon’ble Chief Justice)
Status reports have been filed by the State of Tamil Nadu and
the Union Territory of Puducherry indicating, inter alia, the measures
taken to augment the number of beds, the supply of oxygen and
distribution of essential drugs needed to tackle the pandemic.
Unfortunately, on the vaccination front, there appears to be a standstill
and it is unlikely that a full-fledged vaccination drive can be
undertaken before adequate supplies are received.
2. The Central Government has filed papers disclosing a letter of
May 16, 2021 issued by the Department of Pharmaceuticals and the
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare enclosing an allocation and
supply plan up to May 23, 2021. The State-wise allocation of
Remdesivir till May 23, 2021 indicates 3,50,000 vials for Tamil Nadu
and 22,000 for Puducherry. There appear to be certain anomalies in
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[5/17, 19:58] Sekarreporter1: On hearing the COVID-19 Suo Motu Writ Petition on Monday (17.05.2021), the Advocate General, R Shunmugasundaram informed the Court about the substantial course of actions taken by the State Government. The Court has also expressed its satisfaction over the same.
Several issues like utilising ESI dispensary for vaccination drive, misreporting of cases, distribution of oxygen to private hospitals were brough to the knowledge of the Court. The AG took notice and assured the Court that appropriate steps would be taken in this regard.
In response to a query, AG made a submission that the Police are taking stringent action against people who violated the lockdown yet advice strongly not to use the force. The Court asked the government to consider framing protocol to dispose of the cadaver with dignity. The AG assured the Court that the concerns raised by the Hon’ble High Court will be taken up with concerned authorities.
[5/17, 19:58] Sekarreporter1: Today Mr P. Wilson Senior Advocate and DMK MP submitted before Hon’ble First Bench hearing the suomutto PIL that as per Supreme Court order dated 7.5.2021 the High Power committee constituted by state government pursuant to earlier orders of SC in March 2020 has to take decision on the prisoners who are languishing in jails and that High court should direct the High power commitee comprising of Chairman State Legal services committee , Home Secretary and DG prisons to consider releasing all prisoners in TN prisons on temporary bail.
Mr Wilson also submitted that the vaccination Center at Chenglepet has to be reopened and that the central government in the last hearing submitted that it would tell the date of re-Tender .
The Hon’ble Forst bench in two different Suomutto WP’s passed two separate orders.