Order of the Supreme Court of India regarding healthcare facilities available for the Endosulfan affected areas of Kasargod, Kerala, 18/08/2022
Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Baiju K G & Others Vs Dr. V P Joy dated 18/08/2022.
The matter related to medical and healthcare facilities available for the Endosulfan affected areas of Kasargod.
The counsel representing the victims of Endosulfan (petitioners) submit that there is no grievance with regard to the work which is being rendered by the District Health Authorities in Kasaragod, but the limitation arises due to the absence of proper infrastructural facilities for the treatment of the Endosulfan victims.
The Supreme Court, August 18, 2022 directed the secretary of the District Legal Services Authority, Kasargod to submit a report on the medical and healthcare facilities available for the Endosulfan affected areas of Kasaragod at various levels. This would include the district hospitals, general hospitals, community healthcare centres and primary healthcare centres.
The Secretary of the DLSA should visit the healthcare facilities and submit a report on two aspects:
- The existing healthcare facilities; and
- The facilities in regard to palliative care and physiotherapy.
The report is to be submitted within a period of six weeks and the court would hear the matter, October 21, 2022.