FPJ Legal: Bombay HC refuses to stay govt resolution scrapping 33% reservations in promotion of public servants
The Bombay High Court bench of Justices Ramesh Dhanuka and Madhav Jamdar on Tuesday refused to stay a government resolution (GR) issued on May 7, by which the state scrapped reservation of 33% in promotions for public servants. The bench, however, the promotions if made under this GR would be subject to the court's final orders.
Maharashtra to get 60,000 vials of drug for mucormycosis from June 1 through global tender: Rajesh Tope
Maharashtra would get 60,000 vials of Amphotericin-B, the key drug for the treatment of mucormycosis patients, from June 1 onwards through the global tender floated by the government in addition to the allocation made by the Centre, state Health Minister Rajesh Tope said on Tuesday.
There are 2,245 patients of mucormycosis, also known as the black fungus, in Maharashtra, Tope told reporters after attending a review meeting on the mucormycosis and COVID-19 cases in the state.
"The state has floated a global tender for procuring Amphotericin-B vials for the treatment of mucormycosis. The state would get 60,000 vials of the medicine from June 1 onwards. It will be an additional supply apart from the current allocation of the medicine by the Centre," he said.
The minister said there are 2,245 patients of black fungus in the state and out of them, 1,007 are already covered under the Mahatma Jyotirao Phule Jan Arogya Yojana (MJPJAY).
"The entire cost of the treatment of mucormycosis patients under the MJPJAY will be free, including the cost of the medicine. The state is also trying to cap the cost of the treatment of mucormycosis patients who are admitted in private hospitals," he said.
Tope said the Maharashtra government has issued a GR (government resolution) regarding such treatment and the finance department has allocated Rs 30 crore for the same.
There have been several cases of mucormycosis, a rare but serious fungal infection, among COVID-19 patients in Maharashtra and some other states.
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BMC chief Iqbal Singh Chahal said, "In response to MCGM’s Global Expression of Interest for procurement of 1 crore vaccine doses, I wish to inform that 8 bids have been received till date. One bid is for Pfizer/Astra Zeneca and remaining 7 bids are for Sputnik. The time period has been extended by one week to enable the various bidders to submit complete set of documents in support of the bids as prescribed under MCGM’s Global Expression of Interest. Any additional bid shall also be entertained."
Bombay HC seeks explanation from Centre over 150 faulty ventilators sent to Aurangabad district under PM CARES fund
The Aurangabad bench of the Bombay High Court of Justices Ravindra Ghuge and Bhalachandra Debadwar on Tuesday expressed concern over the "dysfunctional" ventilators supplied by the Union government under the Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (PM CARES) funds. The bench said the issue is "quite serious" and accordingly ordered the Union government to clarify it's stand on the issue.
The bench has further asked political parties not to give a political color to the issue of dysfunctional ventilators.
The bench was seized with a suo motu criminal petition taken up owing to the Covid crisis in Marathwada region.