The immortal line from the Bhagawad Gita goes on to be translated as “Now I am become death, the destroyer of worlds”. We are seeing this now as Covid-19 and its many mutations and variants sweep across the globe, bringing death and relentless destruction.
The Delhi Government on Sunday has informed that Delhi High Court that it has accepted the proposal of De-escalation committee and reduced the reservation of Covid-19 intensive care unit (ICU) beds from 80% to 60% in 33 private hospitals.
New Delhi (ILNS): Private hospitals in Delhi will again have to reserve 80 percent of their ICU beds for Covid patients. The Delhi High Court today lifted its earlier stay on the Delhi government’s order to that effect.
The Supreme Court today has refused to stay the Delhi High Court order staying Delhi Govt decision to reserve 80% ICU beds in private hospitals for COVID19 patients while directing Delhi High Court to hear the matter day after tomorrow.
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.