- HC gives a dressing down
- Says TS has no right to stop vehicles on national highway
Hyderabad: Telangana government has ordered its officials to allow the ambulances from Andhra Pradesh into Telangana. This decision was taken in view of the caustic comments passed by the High Court on Friday.
Telangana State High Court has come down heavily on the government for issuing a circular stating conditions to allow ambulances from other States into the State despite the clear cut instructions given by the HC. Chief Justice Hima Kohli has presided over the bench that has taken up the petition. The AP Attorney General told the court that patients from the neighbouring State are pouring into Hyderabad without confirming beds in hospitals causing a lot of dislocation. The HC said the VJY-HYD highway is national highway and the State has no right to stop the vehicles. No state government in the country has so far issued such a circular, the HC commented. According to Article 21 of the Constitution every citizen has a right to save his life, the court said.
Vijayawada MP Kesineni Srinivas (Nani) has questioned the decision of TS government to stop ambulances as according to the 2014 State Bifurcation Act, Hyderabad remains joint capital till 2024.