Delhi High Court has issued notice to Central and as well as Delhi Government in a plea seeking effective measures to combat coronavirus.
The Division Bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Hari Shankar has issued notices to the Ministry of Health, Union of India, and Delhi Government in a petition moved by lawyer Triveni Potekar.
It is highlighted in the petition that the World Health Organisation has declared the outbreak of coronavirus as an epidemic as around 93,000 persons have been affected by it across the globe.
'India is under grave potential risk of being mass
infected across country for lack of sufficient screening, testing, isolation facilities, trained health workers with PPE (personal protection equipment)and medical infrastructure in smaller cities and rural India' the petition states.
The petition has asked for a nationwide Centralised Monitoring Authority to handle preventive measure and treatment facilities.
'It will inspire, confidence in public at large, who are currently gripped with fear and uncertainty, due lot of mis information about the situation that's dynamic and unfolding new and unknown dimensions each day', it is claimed by the petition.
It is the case of the Petitioner that there's a lot of ambiguity regarding the preparedness of the government to deal with the testing and treatment of this virus.
Therefore, the Petitioner has sought court's direction to review and assess current available facilities and infrastructure in scientific manner and as per international standards.
Moreover, the Petitioner has also sought for easy access to medical facilities pertaining to treatment and testing of n COVID 19/corona virus for the benefit of Public at large.
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