The Delhi government has appealed to the divisional bench of the Delhi High Court against a single bench order that had stayed the government notification of reserving 80 percent of ICU beds in private hospitals for COVID patients.
The Delhi High Court today stayed the Delhi government’s order directing private hospitals to reserve 80 percent of ICU beds for COVID-19 patients. The petition alleged that the decision of reserving the beds is denying them treatment, as well as exposing non-COVID-19 patients to the risk of COVID-19.
The Delhi High Court has directed the Delhi government and Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College to look into the matter of timely payment of salary, other emoluments and reimbursement of medical bills without any delay and on priority.
The Centre today assured the Supreme Court that no jhuggi will be removed right now while the Railways is in consultation with the Delhi government and while the Ministry of Urban Development comes up with a solution.
Senior Congress leader and former minister Ajay Maken has moved the Supreme Court, asking it to make government bodies ensure that slum dwellers are rehabilitated before the removal of 48,000 illegal dwellings (jhuggis) alongside railway tracks in Delhi.
The Supreme Court has held: "When the court passed specific orders directing the states to file affidavits, the court’s intention was to see the working of the aforesaid acts. Non-filing of affidavit clearly indicates that the states are not interested in implementing the aforesaid enactments.”