Top StoriesPIL In SC Seeks Directions To Resolve Shortage Of PPE For Health Workers Radhika Roy7 April 2020 9:06 AMShare This – xA PIL has been filed before the Supreme Court of India, seeking for directions to immediately resolve the shortage of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) Kits for healthcare professionals as well as Police, Military and Para-military personnel deployed in maintaining security and law and order.The petition, filed by Advocate Amit Sahni, seeks to immediately resolve the shortage of PPE…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginA PIL has been filed before the Supreme Court of India, seeking for directions to immediately resolve the shortage of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) Kits for healthcare professionals as well as Police, Military and Para-military personnel deployed in maintaining security and law and order.The petition, filed by Advocate Amit Sahni, seeks to immediately resolve the shortage of PPE Kits including body coveralls, N-95 masks and 2-ply/3-ply surgical masks etc. for Healthcare Professionals including Doctors, Nursing Staff, Technician and other Staff of all Hospitals across the country.The plea also seeks for directions to the Respondents to monitor the shortage and procurement of the same on daily basis in the larger public interest. Relying upon news articles regarding the delayed delivery of protective gear and its acute shortage, the “Petitioner craves the indulgence of this Hon’ble Court to direct the Respondents to immediately resolve the shortage of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) Kits” as the safety of Health Professionals who are tirelessly putting efforts to fight against COVID-19 is at risk.Therefore, in order to ensure that the morale of the Health Workers Community is not lowered, directions are sought for the Government of Indian and all other State Governments to fulfil their duties and take the appropriate measures. Matter is listed tomorrow before a Bench comprising of Justices Ashok Bhushan and S. Ravindra Bhat. Next Story
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