The Delhi High Court has closed the suo moto matter on adequate access to COVID19 treatment in Delhi after expressing satisfaction towards the steps already undertaken by the Delhi Government.
While disposing of the petition, a Division Bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan noted that there's no reason for the court to further monitor this matter.
However, the court has provided liberty to individuals to move an appropriate forum in case they have any grievance regarding the violation of the guidelines issued by the government.
The order has come in a suo moto matter wherein the court had taken cognisance of problems faced by a person named Dharmendra Bharadwaj in getting his COVID19 positive mother hospitalised.
Today, the court took into consideration the status report submitted by the Delhi Government which had highlighted the following facts:
Appearing for the Delhi Government, Mr Rahul Mehra further informed the court that apart from being the State with maximum testing numbers, Delhi has also become the first city in the world to have a plasma donation bank.
'Two of such plasma banks have been established in Delhi and 300 donations have been received so far', Mr Mehra submitted.
Mr Mehra also informed the court that nodal officers are directed to monitor the recovered patients and request them to submit their plasma after the completion of 28 days.
At this stage, Amicus Curiae Om Prakash informed the court that there are still issues with the real-time updating of data on the availability of beds.
Mr Prakash further informed the court about the case of a Supreme Court AOR who was denied admission to Apollo Hospital due to non-availability of beds.
Senior Advocate Dayan Krishnan, who appeared for the Apollo Hospital, submitted that the concerned AOR Mr Das was offered a bed in the general ward but he refused to avail the same.
Mr Krishnan further informed the court that Nr Das was tested immediately and his report was provided to him on the same day.
'However, if there's any grievance, we want the same to be sent to us so that we can consider it', Mr Krishnan submitted.
While disposing of the matter, the court directed the Delhi Government to ensure that its directions are scrupulously followed by all the hospitals.