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High Court Expects Delhi Govt's Health Info Management System Be To Developed Expeditiously, Closes Pleas Concerning COVID-19 Management

Nupur Thapliyal
18 Sep 2022 8:37 AM GMT
High Court Expects Delhi Govts Health Info Management System Be To Developed Expeditiously, Closes Pleas Concerning COVID-19 Management
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The Delhi High Court has said that it expects the Delhi Government's health information management system, in order to provide an end to end solution for all information related to health institutions, will be developed as expeditiously as possible. A division bench comprising of Chief Justice Satish Chandra Sharma and Justice Subramonium Prasad thus closed a bunch of pleas filed concerning...

The Delhi High Court has said that it expects the Delhi Government's health information management system, in order to provide an end to end solution for all information related to health institutions, will be developed as expeditiously as possible.

A division bench comprising of Chief Justice Satish Chandra Sharma and Justice Subramonium Prasad thus closed a bunch of pleas filed concerning the management of COVID-19 situation in the city.

In a recent status report, the Delhi Government informed Court that a letter of Intent has been issued to M/S NEC corporation Ltd. which has started work and that all the modules of health information management system for the two hospitals namely, Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital & Guru Govind Singh Hospital and allied medical institutions will be completed by September 2022.

The Court was also informed a mobile application will also be developed along with the software solution by the agency.

"It is expected that the health information management system will be developed as expeditiously as possible, preferably within eight weeks from today," said the Court in an order passed on August 2 which was uploaded recently.

While adding that the State is in preparedness of any emergent eventuality wherein the services would be reactivated on short notice, the Delhi Government also informed Court that noting the decrease in positive rate of Covid-19 cases in the city, the number of Covid beds in the State Hospitals have been de-escalated.

The Government also apprised Court that an amount of Rs. 50,000 is being paid to the kin of each of the deceased person who had died due to Covid-19 from Delhi Disaster Response Fund, adding that in case of any grievances by any applicant, Grievance Redressal Committee will relook each of the rejected cases by the district offices.

The Court was also informed that vide order dated April 1, 2022 issued by DDMA, wearing of face mask has been advised although no penalty is to be imposed for not wearing the same.

While disposing of the pleas, the Court ordered:

"Be it noted that it is always open to the Petitioners to approach this Court by taking appropriate steps in case need arises in future."

Title: RAKESH MALHOTRA v. GOVERNMENT OF NATIONAL CAPITAL TERRITORYOFINDIAAND ORS & other connected matters

Citation: 2022 LiveLaw (Del) 883

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