A petition has been filed before the Delhi High Court to quash a government order that wants private hospitals to reserve 80 percent of their ICU beds for COVID-19 patients. Such an order will deal a massive blow to treatment of non-COVID emergency patients, the appeal has claimed.
The Bombay High Court Bench of the Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice KK Tated has said, “to urge the Bench to direct the State to provide for treatment of a patient free of cost, in these circumstances, appears to us to be preposterous.”
The Supreme Court today said that the Government needs to do more in order to protect the corona Warriors while hearing a plea seeking accommodation and quarantine facilities for health workers involved in treating COVID-19 patients.
A petition has been filed in the High Court of Uttar Pradesh seeking directions to the State Government to set up a separate infrastructure for COVID-19 patients while ensuring that other patients are treated in the Hospital itself.
The Delhi Government has said that suspected COVID-19 patients, ranging moderate to severe categories, cannot be denied admission by any hospital in Delhi even if they have not proved to be COVID Positive.
The Delhi High Court bench while hearing the petition filed highlighting the recent incidents of children committing suicides, or going into depression refused to entertain a PIL seeking formulation of policy protecting children from online game addiction.