Gujarat High Court Grants Permission To Gujarat HC Advocates' Association for Using HC Auditorium as COVID Care Center
On April 22, 2021, Shri Yatin Ojha had written a letter to the Gujarat High Court Chief Justice highlighting the fact that Advocates and/or their first family members have not been successful in getting admission to any hospital in the city of Ahmedabad
In response to a letter written by Yatin Ozha, President Gujarat High Court Advocates Association, the Chief Justice of the Gujarat High Court has permitted the Association to use the High Court auditorium as COVID care centre.
Chief Justice Vikram Nath has agreed to the request on the following conditions:
- Four Rooms of the Auditorium 1.e. one on the First Floor, one on the · Second Floor and two Rooms on the Third Floor is made available for the purpose of treating the Advocate and their family members as well as High Court officers/staff members and their family members, found Covid-19 positive.
- Sufficient arrangement of medical facilities i.e. Doctor, Nurse, Medical staff, Medicine, PPE Kits, Face Shields, Gloves and other medications should be made.
- Set up all ward facilities like beds, oxygen cylinders, sanitization, food, cleanliness and disposal of bio medical waste.
- No kitchen facility is to be provided at the premises, however only packed food will be permitted.
- Ensure that all the SOP/ guidelines issued by Government and Corporation time to time with regard to Covid patient admitted m Govt./Non Govt. Hospitals shall be complied in its true spirit.
In his letter, the Chief Justice also informed that the permission would stand cancelled if the SOP and guidelines are violated.
On April 22, 2021, Shri Yatin Ojha had written a letter to the Gujarat High Court Chief Justice highlighting the fact that Advocates and/or their first family members have not been successful in getting admission in any hospital in the city of Ahmedabad nor are getting Remdesivir Injections though recommended by the Hospital/treating doctor.
Considering the acute shortage of beds/oxygen cylinders the GHAA had proposed to step in to the area of care of persons requiring hospitalization or care akin to hospitalization. It also assured the Chief Justice that the association would arrange for certain number of beds along with full care, sanitation, food and medical needs of such persons as may be required.
On the question of expenses, assurance was given that all the expenses would be borne by the Association and the only assistance which would be required from outside agencies would be to ensure adequate supply of oxygen and medication, mainly Remdesivir and other Injections.
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