Unprepared healthcare infrastructure in Delhi forced people to visit hospitals in neighboring states: HC | India News
NEW DELHI: The “deadly and highly infectious” nature of the second wave of Covid-19 and the “unpreparedness” of the national capital’s health infrastructure forced citizens to visit hospitals in neighboring states, Delhi. Supreme court he said and rejected the Delhi government’s argument that these patients should seek medical help in the state where they are receiving treatment.
“This submission by Respondent 1 (Delhi Government) has been flagged only to be rejected … It is a matter of public knowledge that the deadly and highly infectious nature of the second wave of COVID-19 and the lack of preparedness of the infrastructure Healthcare “in the city had forced many desperate citizens of the Delhi NCT, such as the petitioner’s father, to seek admission / medical care in hospitals in neighboring states,” Judge Rekha Palli said.
The high court observation occurred during the plea hearing of a Delhi citizen seeking liposomal injection of amphotericin B / Amphonex-50, used in the treatment of black fungus, for his father, who is admitted to a hospital in Gurugram.
The Delhi government, during the hearing, told the court that since the petitioner’s father was not being treated in a hospital in the national capital, he should seek the medicine from the competent authorities in Haryana.
Rejecting the Delhi government’s argument, the court said that in the present case the petitioner’s father was being treated for COVID-19 for more than a month and since the drug he was seeking would determine the patient’s recovery, “there is a definite urgency. in the matter “.
“Therefore, I think that it would be in the interests of the courts to instruct the defendant 1 to adopt a compassionate attitude towards the petitioner’s request and, if possible, to provide his father with the medications necessary for his treatment, at least for the next few years. days, “Judge Palli said.
The court also issued a notice to the Delhi and Haryana governments and the Center, requesting their position on the declaration before May 25, the next hearing date.