Delhi Government has informed the Delhi High Court that the bodies of those who have died of COVID19 are being transported in hospital ambulances free of charge.
The information was given in a status report filed by the Deputy Secretary, Health & Family Welfare Department, Delhi Government, in a suo moto matter concerning the management of COVID19 patients in Delhi.
The court is also informed about the Expert Committee constituted by the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi on June 12 to advise the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) on various aspects of COVID19 Management.
Constituted under section 17 of the DDMA Act, the said Expert Committee, comprising doctors and experts on disaster management, will give its opinion on various challenges faced by Delhi in dealing with COVID19 and suggestions to ramp up the medical infrastructure.
The court is also informed about the visit of a team of the National Human Rights Commission to the LNJP Hospital on June 11.
In its preliminary report, the court is informed, the said team has noted that no serious patient was denied admission and as such only those patients are being admitted whose conditions are serious, others having minor symptoms are advised to follow home quarantine.
The said team has also noted that the doctors were referring patients to LNJP without following the proper protocol which led to some confusion among the patients.
The team has gone on to inform that patients are allowed to take their mobile phones with them, and they are also allowed to have home cooked meals.
The court will conduct a hearing on this status report today.
Delhi Government in this matter was represented by Mr Sanjoy Ghose.