The Kerala High Court has asked the state government a slew of questions over post-COVID treatment. The high court enquired about the government’s stance on making post-COVID treatment free of cost. The court was considering review petitions related to the post-COVID treatment on Wednesday.
The HC enquired whether post-COVID treatment during one month after turning negative for COVID-19 can be made free. Observing post-COVID complications, the court asked the government why don’t post-COVID treatment can be made free as the death of an individual after recovering from the virus infection is considered as COVID death itself.
Meanwhile, the government in response informed that only the individuals who have an annual income of Rs 3 lakh and come under the Above Poverty Line category are being charged. Countering the government’s argument, the court asked that how would a person who draws a monthly salary of Rs 27,000 will end up paying the same amount for one month of treatment. In that situation how would the person manage finance for other expenses like food.
Interestingly, the court reminded the government that the individuals who are Above Poverty Line are not billionaires.
The court will consider the petition again on October 27.