Won't Permit 'Experiments with Faulty Ventilators' Supplied through PM CARES Fund: Bombay HC
In a significant ruling, the Bombay High Court has said that it would be the responsibility of the Centre in case any faulty ventilators supplied by a Gujarat company through the PM CARES Fund cause deaths of COVID-19 patients.
In its verdict on Wednesday, a division bench, comprising Justice Ravindra Ghuge and Justice BU Debadwar, said that they would "not permit experimentation of ventilators which have undergone major repairs in treating the patients, since this would be causing a risk/health hazard to the patients, and unfortunately, the use of such ventilators may cause loss of life, which must be averted."
After a submission by the additional solicitor-general of India Anil Singh, that a team of expert doctors from New Delhi—one each from Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital and Safdarjung Hospital— would visit the Government Medical College & Hospital, Aurangabad (GMCH) on Thursday to inspect the defective ventilators, the court has posted the matter for further hearing on 7th June.
The matter pertains to 150 ventilators provided to the GMCH in April under the PM CARES Fund which were supplied by Rajkot-based Jyoti CNC, of which around 133 were found to be defective or malfunctional. (IANS Report-May 18).
A GMCH committee had submitted a report on the ventilators which suffered continuous breakdowns even after repairs, and hence the machines were not being used as a precautionary measure with the Maharashtra Congress spokesperson Sachin Sawant raising the issue in a big way.
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1 year ago
I had donated to the PM Cares Fund and to see now how the funds have been misused by the Central Govt is a real dissapointment. The Company concerned Jyoti CNC should be asked to give new ventilators and take back the old ones. I checked their website...they have no experience in the manufacture of Ventilators...only Molding and Cutting machines!!!
Rajesh Kumar
1 year ago
Who is culprit for the defective ventilators, please itch:
1. Centre who provides the medical facility during the pandemic
2. PM Care Fund from which fund these medical equipment’s are purchased
3. The company which made these defective medical equipment

Please mark.

Rajesh Kutriyar
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