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Delhi HC Vacates Stay Order on Reservation of 80% ICU Beds for COVID-19 Patients

Lawstreet Journal 17 Nov 2020 8:15pm

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The Delhi High Court has vacated the stay imposed by a single judge on the reservation of 80% Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds in 33 private hospitals in the national capital.

The court said, “In view of the present situation and the spiraling situation that has radically changed in the last three months, the order of September 22, 2020 passed by the single judge, is vacated.” 

An order was issued on September 12, 2020 by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government asking 33 private hospitals in the city to reserve 80% ICU beds for Covid-19 patients. 

On September 22, 2020, the High Court put a stay order on a petition by the Association of Healthcare Providers. An appeal was taken by Delhi Government in the division bench of the court on October 9 which refused to vacate the stay while adjourning the matter to November 27. 

The AAP government approached the apex court against these two orders of September 22 and October 9. The Supreme Court has refused to interfere with the HC order staying the AAP government.

The state government was asked by the high court as to what exercise it has carried out in reserving 80% ICU beds in 33 private hospitals and stated that the September 12 notification is “outdated” and that “the situation on the ground is much more critical”.

Solicitor general (ASG) Sanjay Jain, who represented the Delhi government was questioned by a bench of Justice Hima Kohli and Justice Subramonium Prasad sought to know from additional, “What is the rationale… Continue Reading...

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