Goa: The state government is expected to file its reply to the 30-page chart of suggestions made by the petitioners. The court will hear the case further on June 17.

Goa: The state government is expected to file its reply to the 30-page chart of suggestions made by the petitioners. The court will hear the case further on June 17.

Goa Advocates Association (SGAA), one of the petitioners, said in one of its suggestions that some Covid-19 patients had lost their lives only due to oxygen shortage. It said some of them were breadwinners, and that there were children who had lost both parents. These families, the SGAA said, need to be identified and compensated.

Setting up a commission to inquire into oxygen shortage deaths is among a slew of suggestions made judicialby petitioners in a group of PILs pertaining to Covid-19 management in Goa.

The High Court of Bombay at Goa had asked the petitioners to submit their consolidated suggestions to the court for finding solutions to various issues in the wake of the pandemic that has so far claimed 2,937 lives in India’s smallest state.

The SGAA suggested that the commission should not only trace the victims and the dependents but also determine the amount of compensation to be paid to the dependents. It said that this commission should also be tasked with identifying negligence on part of government officials, if any, that led to the shortage of oxygen supply in the state at the peak of the second wave in May.

Lawyers Akash Rebello, Rui Gomes Pereira and Varun Bhandanker suggested, in a PIL filed by activist Armando Gonsalves, that the state government must insist on RT-PCR negative test report for its greater accuracy over other tests. The Goa government had recently clarified that the negative test report required to enter Goa could be that of tests including the rapid antigen test and not necessarily RT-PCR.

The state government is expected to file its reply to the 30-page chart of suggestions made by the petitioners. The court will hear the case further on June 17.

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