Delhi High Court has issued notice in a plea seeking effective implementation of healthcare and safety facilities in the DDA complex in Narela which has been converted into a quarantine facility by the Delhi Government.
The said DDA complex in Narela has been designated as a quarantine facility for those who have been tested positive for COVID19 virus.
The Division Bench of Justice Hima Kohli and Justice Subramonium Prasad has directed the Delhi Government to submit a detailed reply to the averments made in the petition, within 3 days.
Appearing for the Petitioner, Ms Anupradha Singh argued that the Delhi Government is not taking adequate steps to control the disease and implement quarantine facilities which include making doctors available, providing adequate hygiene in the flats, sufficient number of sanitation workers for carrying out sanitization and disinfection of toilets and rooms, improve the quality of food, repair two elevators in one of the blocks that are out of service and make provision of linen, soap, sanitizers and other essential items.
Challenging the said claims, Mr Sameer Vashishth, who appeared for the Delhi Government, submitted that as per the instructions received by him from the District Magistrate (North), Delhi, all facilities are available at the fourteen Towers constructed by DDA at Narela that have been partly converted for housing patients who have been diagnosed as Covid-19 'positive' and partially for quarantining those who have turned Covide-19 'negative,' after treatment.
After taking these submissions into consideration, the court observed that a reply would be required from the Delhi Government.
The matter will next be taken up on May 14.
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