Delhi High Court has directed both the Centre and the Delhi Government to ensure that testing is carried out by the Central Government as well as the State Government run hospitals, as far as possible, subject to availability of testing kits with priority be given to the persons approaching for test on the recommendation of a doctor.
While hearing a suo moto matter on the steps taken up by both the governments in ensuring preparedness to deal with rising cases of COVID19, the Division Bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan further directed both the governments to ensure that real time data is updated on the portals dedicated to COVID19.
Submissions Made By Amicus Curiae
Submissions Made By Senior Advocate Chander M Lall for the Intervenor
Submissions Made by Mr Rahul Mehra on behalf of the Delhi Government
After taking these submissions into consideration, the court noted that there is a need of real time updation of the data by all hospitals including the Delhi Government run hospitals, the Central Government run hospitals and private hospitals.
Therefore, the court directed both the Delhi Government and the Central Government to take all necessary steps for ensuring real time updation of the data, without too much of a time lag, so that the information being received by the public is current.
The court further directed that if any Committee is appointed by Government of NCT of Delhi, the said Committee will also take note of this fact that there shall bereal time updation of the data on the mobile application developed by the Government of NCT of Delhi.
While asking both the governments to file replies, the court directed them to take the suggestions made my the Senior Counsel for the Intervenor which have talked about the availability of hospitals having multi speciality facilities for the Corona patients.
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