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Corona Virus: Delhi High Court Issues Notice To Central Government And Delhi Government; Next Date Of Hearing March 30, 2020

Lawstreet Journal 13 Mar 2020 3:33am

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Delhi High Court issued notice to the Central Government and Delhi Government in order to gain information of all medical facilities and infrastructure to deal with the outbreak of Corona Virus. 

The decision was taken by the Division Bench which consisted of Chief Justice of Delhi High Court, D.N Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar.

This Public Interest Litigation was filed by Advocate Triveni Potekar through Advocates Nivedita Sharma and Kirti Mewar. The petition mentioned about the country’s dire situation of being affected of this pandemic outbreak due to lack of infrastructure for screen testing, isolation facilities, trained health workers and medical facilities in the small and rural localities within the country. 

Further, it added that the public at large is in fear and uncertainty due to the spread of misinformation about the virus. Hence, it is the right of the public to be informed about the Centre’s and State Government’s preparedness in restraining the spread of the pandemic virus.   

The petitioner opined that "...the Respondent No 1 (Centre) has not provided any preventive mechanism other than screening at 21 airport and ports and have established only 15 testing centres and 50 thousand PPEs and the same seems grossly inadequate."

Therefore, the petitioner has sought the judicial review of the preparation and steps taken by the Central and State Government based on scientific and not on an ad-hoc basis. Moreover, they sought directions for making information which is relevant along with guidance, availability of medical facilities for treatment and testing COVID-19/ Corona Virus to benefit… Continue Reading...

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