The Supreme Court on Thursday said that it will pass directions on the proper treatment of Covid-19 patients after analysing the gap between the guidelines for containing Covid-19 and its implementation by respective states.
The bench comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan, R. Subhash Reddy, and M.R. Shah was hearing the suo motu case for proper treatment of Covid-19 patients and the dignified handling of dead bodies in hospitals.
The Court has asked all the parties to submit written suggestions on proper management of Covid-19 patients in hospitals and has directed the parties to submit the same by December 7.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta read the affidavit submitted by the Union of India with respect to the management of Covid-19 hospitals.
With respect to the affidavit submitted by the Centre blaming Delhi Government for improper management of Covid situation in Delhi, the counsel appearing for Delhi Government submitted that the government has worked earnestly day and night to contain the spread and that this was not the time to blame the government.
SG Mehta, however, said the Centre was not blaming the Delhi government, rather it is a situation where the Centre and the states will have to work together.
Advocate Gaurav Agarwal informed the bench that an application has been filed relating to lack of oxygen cylinders in the hospitals of Himachal Pradesh.
The Bench issuing notice to the state of Himachal Pradesh has sought status report from the state of Himachal Pradesh regarding the treatment of Covid-19 patients, availability of beds and the infrastructural facilities available for the Covid-19 patients.
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The matter has been listed for next hearing on December 9.