As a result of the government`s turndown to hold PPE inquiry, a significant number of National Health Service (NHS) workers have lost their lives.
The doctors and campaigners in the UK have decided to take the government to the High Court for failure to respond to the urgent shortages of personal protective equipment amid the coronavirus pandemic.
An appeal was presented by doctors and campaigners to call for a judicial review against the “nonsense” stance, alerting that if a second wave of the coronavirus attacks later in the year many lives will be at great risk.
Most health and care frontline workers were left with inadequate equipment when the coronavirus pandemic attacked. Some of them had to use “inadequate, out of date perishing supplies” as an alternative.
The chairman of the Doctors`Association in UK, Dr Rinesh Parmar, said: “The government have told us that looking into the issue now will distract officials, thus risk causing further deaths. This is nonsense.
“It is our members and colleagues who are working non-stop to save lives – indeed, the only ones who have stopped are those who are shielding, sick or have died. As we recover from the first wave of Covid-19 there is a real and credible possibility that we will face a second wave in the coming months or into the winter.
“Now is the time to learn key lessons to enable us to avoid future pitfalls, protect the frontline and ultimately save lives.”
In line with the campaign which is crowdfunding its case, the inquiry is in compliance with Article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), the right to life, is needed.