Supreme Court stays contempt of court notice to Telangana health dept. director
The Supreme Court on Wednesday stayed the contempt of court notice to public health director Srinivas Rao issued by the Telangana high court.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday stayed the contempt of court notice to public health director Srinivas Rao issued by the Telangana high court. The state HC issued the notice to Srinivas Rao for disobeying the court's order on coronavirus tests.
The court sought an explanation from the public health director on the petitions filed in HC over low-testing and asked to submit a detailed report by the state government. However, the court was dissatisfied with the report submitted by Srinivas Rao stating that no proper information was given and issued contempt of court notice.
Challenging the high court's order, the Telangana government filed a plea in the Supreme Court stating that it is not possible to conduct 50,000 tests per day. The petition is stated that the state government is taking all the measures to contain the spread of the virus.
The Supreme Court heard the petition filed by the Telangana government and issued stay on the contempt of court notice sent by the HC.