Tuesday, September 27, 2022

SC questions govt over quality of services at quarantine centres

SC questions govt over quality of services at quarantine centres
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday has expressed reservations that don’t have concern over expenses being utilized to fight coronavirus but on the standard of services provided to the people suffering from this pandemic. The five-member of the SC heard the suo moto case, where the National Disaster Management Authority’s Chairman LT Gen Mohammad Afzal appeared before the court. During the hearing, Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Gulzar Ahmed said that suspected patient of the virus tests positive from government lab but at the same time, he gets clean chit in the report of private lab. The SC questioned the authorities regarding the provision of facilities at the coronavirus quarantine centres across the country to isolate and treat the patients. The employees of SC Lahore registry are also facing the same contradiction in the coronavirus test results, he added. “The videos on social media are depicting the dire condition of the quarantine centres,” the CJP remarked. He said that at the quarantine centres, people are not getting basic facilities such as running water and clean washrooms. “10 people are sitting together at the quarantine centres, what sort of quarantine is it?” he said. He also remarked that Pakistan is a very poor country and this aspect is being neglected. The general impression is that the resources are not in the hands of relevant people, he added. The apex court subsequently adjourned the hearing until June 8.