The Court noted in its order, the present plea under Article 32 was instituted during the second wave of the pandemic seeking directions to provide adequate facilities to be provided to the non-COVID patient.
The Supreme Court on Thursday has expressed its concerns over the education of children orphaned due to the coronavirus and asked States and Union Territories to implement welfare measures for the orphaned children at the earliest.
The Delhi High Court has directed the Centre on Tuesday to treat the plea as representation filed for seeking ex-gratia assistance for the family members of Indian citizens who succumbed to Covid-19 beyond the territorial limits of India.
Senior Advocate Rahul Mehra, representing the Delhi Government, submitted that over 63 lakh beneficiaries have been provided food grain under the scheme and termed the petition to be "politically motivated".
The Delhi High Court adjourned till October 4 hearing a plea seeking ex-gratia amount to the family members of a Delhi Police Constable who lost his life to Covid-19 on May 5, 2020, while serving as a frontline warrior in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.