Decision to reserve 80 ICU beds for Covid patients temporary Govt to HC

  • | Saturday | 17th October, 2020

New Delhi: The Delhi government has vehemently denied before the Delhi High Court that its direction to reserve 80 per cent ICU beds in 33 private hospitals was a violation of the fundamental rights of any citizen. The court had then stayed the Delhi government's order. In an affidavit filed before Justice Navin Chawla, the Delhi government argued that the AHP's petition was wholly misplaced and baseless. The government said when the emergency meeting was convened by it on September 12, out of 33 private hospitals, 25 participated in it and none of them raised any protest or objection to the decision of the authorities to reserve the ICU beds. It said no patient, suffering from a critical illness other than COVID-19, has objected to the government's order or complained of having been deprived of necessary medical treatment.

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