Thursday, 12 November 2020

Delhi HC vacates stay on reserving 80 pc ICU beds in 33 Private Hospitals for COVID Patients

Delhi HC vacates stay on reserving 80 pc ICU beds in 33 Private Hospitals for COVID Patients.


On Thursday, the High Court of Delhi vacated a stay imposed by a Single-Judge bench on the Delhi Govt's order on the reservation of 80% ICU beds in 33 private hospitals for COVID-19 patients.


A division bench of Justice Hima Kohli & Justice Subramonium Prasad issued the order observing that there is a rise in COVID-19 infections in Delhi.


The Bench said that "In view of the present situation in Delhi, the spiralling cases & the ground reality which is different from how it was when the stay order was passed, the stay order on the reservation is vacated".


However, the bench clarified that no person in a health emergency can be allowed to run from pillar to post when there is a bed available & directed that nodal officers are in a position to relax the norm of 80% for these hospitals without strictly adhering to the decision.


The division bench directed to continue Delhi Govt decision on the reservation of 80% private hospital ICU beds for COVID-19 patients in selected hospitals till Nov 26, the next date of hearing before the Single-Judge bench, & asked the Delhi Govt to file an additional affidavit on material information before the Single-Judge.

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