The Bombay High court at Goa on Thursday directed the State government to ensure that no one is allowed to enter Goa without producing a COVID19 negative certificate, from May 10 onwards.

The State Government is ordered to file an affidavit indicating whether any thought process has gone in respect of a lockdown considering that the situation is out of control.

The Court has also directed the government to make public, via its official website, the data on the availability of beds, oxygen cylinders, ventilators, ICUs, etc.

The coastal State is witnessing an uncontrolled record rise in daily COVID-19 cases and its related mortalities.

The Court has also asked the government to provide sufficient police protection around Hospitals and wards and boards and posters are put up informing the public at large that there will be zero tolerance towards any form of violence against medical personnel.

The State Government is directed to indicate the status of the Vaccination drive in respect of the age group of 18 to 45.

The Government is also directed to file an affidavit in respect of the testing facilities in the state and to ensure that the test results are made available at the earliest.

The Court sought to know from the Central Government if any patient admission policy has been formulated as per the direction of the Supreme Court.

The State has to file an affidavit giving details in respect of the purchase of 200 ventilators which the Govt had assured to purchase in an affidavit filed before the High Court in March 2020.

Also, the State directed to file an affidavit in respect of essential medicines available in the State of Goa and steps taken to augment the same that we have patients succumbing for want of medicines.

Also, the state Govt to indicate in its affidavit whether facility for buffer stock of oxygen is in place as directed by the Supreme Court.


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