Human rights panel files case against BS Yediyurappa govt | Bengaluru News – Times of India

BENGALURU: The Karnataka State Human Rights Commission registered a case against the BS Yediyurappa government for human rights violations in handling Covid-19.
Based on a complaint filed by Congress MLA HK Patil, chairman, public accounts committee, KSHRC posted the first hearing in August first week.
The commission, which met on July 27, took cognisance of Patil’s letter. It had asked Patil to present his case before the commission on July 28 but he couldn’t attend as he was out of Bengaluru. He’s expected to depose before the commission on August 3 or 4.
In the complaint on July 19, Patil alleged there was rampant mismanagement and corruption in handling of Covid and as a result, the patients are not getting proper treatment in Covid Care Centres and hospitals. “Ambulances were also not made available even after two to three days because of which people died,’’ he added.
The former minister also alleged that doctors and frontline Covid warriors are not getting PPE kits and masks. He also referred to the insensitive and inhuman manner in which the dead were buried in Ballari, Raichur, Davanagere, Chitradurga and Bengaluru which he said were gross violation of human rights.
“Tests results are not coming in time. Hospitalisation of Covid-19 patients is not happening due to shortage of beds and ambulances. As a result, several people have died while waiting for hospitalisation. The last rites of Covid-19 victims are being performed in an inhuman way. These actions of the state government attract action under human rights violation Act and the commission must take note of it,” Patil had urged.

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