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SC To Hear Tomorrow Delhi Govt Plea Against HC Stay On Decision To Reserve 80% ICU Beds In Pvt Hospitals For COVID-19 Patients

Radhika Roy
9 Nov 2020 2:31 PM GMT
SC To Hear Tomorrow Delhi Govt Plea Against HC Stay On Decision To Reserve 80% ICU Beds In Pvt Hospitals For COVID-19 Patients
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The Supreme Court will hear tomorrow a Special Leave Petition filed by the Delhi Government against Delhi High Court order wherein the government's decision to reserve 80% ICU beds in private hospitals for COVID-19 patients was stayed. A Vacation Bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan and BR Gavai will take up the matter tomorrow at 10:30 AM. Filed through Advocate Chirag M....

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The Supreme Court will hear tomorrow a Special Leave Petition filed by the Delhi Government against Delhi High Court order wherein the government's decision to reserve 80% ICU beds in private hospitals for COVID-19 patients was stayed. 

A Vacation Bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan and BR Gavai will take up the matter tomorrow at 10:30 AM.

Filed through Advocate Chirag M. Shroff on behalf of the Delhi Government, the plea states that the Delhi High Court has failed to take judicial notice of the COVID-19 pandemic and the steadily rising graph of infections.

It has further been alleged that Delhi has always been a preferred location for seeking of medical treatment and that the petition filed against the September 12 order of the Health and Family Welfare Department of the Delhi Government is merely an attempt by certain hospitals to guard their own financial interests.

On September 22, a Single Judge Bench of the Delhi High Court comprising of Justice Navin Chawla had stayed the Delhi Government's September 12 order which had been challenged by Association of Healthcare Providers.

This plea had submitted that no prior consultation had been held with private hospitals to ascertain the demand-supply situation of critical care bends and that ignoring the needs of other severely sick patients requiring critical care and ICU management at these private hospitals was gross injustice.

An appeal against this order was filed by the Delhi Government and a Division Bench of the Delhi High Court comprising of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan, issued notice and adjourned the matter to end of November.

The instant appeal has been filed to lift the stay on the September 12 order of the Delhi Government.


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