Minister of State for House Affairs G Kishan Reddy on Saturday stated the Union House Secretary Ajay Bhalla sought a report from the Telangana authorities after its order limiting ambulances carrying Covid-19 sufferers with out confirmed beds on the state borders sparked a confrontation with the neighbouring Andhra Pradesh.
Bhalla spoke to Telangana chief secretary Somesh Kumar and was instructed why ambulances from different states had been being stopped. The centre has taken cognizance of the difficulty and had strictly ordered the state authorities officers to challenge a round cancelling its restriction imposed on the inter-state motion.
Reddy opined that stopping ambulances on the borders in a bid to present precedence to native Covid sufferers will not be right amid rising infections. The house secretary additionally sought clarification as to why the ambulances had been stopped on the borders.
“The excessive court docket cancelled the round and the state authorities has to honour its directive,” the union minister stated.
Telangana Excessive Court docket on Friday issued interim orders staying the federal government’s order to cease the ambulances on the borders. In a PIL in opposition to Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar’s order on Could 11 that COVID-19 sufferers from different states coming to town ought to have prior tie-up with hospitals for mattress and so they want approval from a management room in order that police on the borders permit such ambulances; the court docket stated no authorisation from the management room could be required for the sufferers or their attendants to journey into Telangana state in search of hospitalisation.
The court docket rapped the Telangana authorities for violating constitutional norms and the nationwide highways act within the incident.