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Telangana High Court directs State to report on security arrangements made for the security of health professionals treating COVID-19

Rintu Mariam Biju

The Telangana High Court recently directed the State government to file a report on the security arrangements made by the police for the safety of medical professionals in hospitals treating COVID-19 patients.

The Court was dealing with a plea to arrest persons who were alleged to have violently attacked doctors, medical staff and further caused destruction of property in the Hospital following the death of a COVID-19 patient.

The petition, sent by email, urged the Court to intervene in the matter, given that the State Government was yet to act. When the matter was taken up on April 8, Advocate General BS Prasad accepted notice and sought time to file a reply.

In response, a Division Bench consisting of Chief Justice Raghvendra Singh Chauhan and Justice T Amarnath Goud directed,

"[The Advocate General] is directed to inform this Court about the security arrangements being made by the Police Department at those hospitals, which are specifically designated for treating COVID-19 patients, both in Hyderabad as well as in other cities of the State.”

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