Bombay High Court asks govt. to make a clear stand on COVID 19 deaths due to medical negligence

By Astha Joshi-

When BJP MLA Ashish Shelar filed a plea to seek compensation for the kin of COVID patients who lost their life due to the alleged negligence of the hospitals, the Bombay High Court asked the state government to make its stand clear in granting the same. 

Advocate Akshay Pai, who represented Shelar, asked what “arrangements will the state make to compensate the families of the victims who have died due to negligence.” 

The Court also gave liberty to Shelar to additionally suggest the government in tackling the pandemic. 

The Court further advised that the government should follow the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare concerning body management and suggested by the Calcutta High Court.

Shelar’s affidavit described the incidents where the patients contacted for help, only to take their dead bodies to the graveyard later.