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Delhi HC Takes Suo Motu Cognizance of Video Showing A Man Struggling to Find a Hospital Bed for His COVID-19 Positive Mother [READ ORDER]

Lawstreet Journal 28 May 2020 9:31pm

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On May 26, 2020, The Division Bench of Justices Vipin Sanghi and Rajnish Bhatnagar of the Delhi High Court has taken suo moto cognizance of a video clip showing a man struggling to find a hospital bed for his COVID-19 positive mother due to unresponsive helpline numbers.

A video-clipping, authored by a person named Dharmendra Bhardwaj which was being circulated on social media had come to their Lordships’ notice. In the video, Bhardwaj was showing that his mother Shyama Sharma was admitted to Max Patparganj Hospital on May 19, 2020, and on May 21, 2020, her Covid-19 test was found to be positive. 

He was also seen claiming that the Deputy Medical Superintendent of the hospital had called him and spoke to him on the intercom and asked him to arrange a ventilator and A hospital bed in some other hospital. He furthers claimed in the video that he had visited several hospitals, but to no avail and had also called the Helpline No.1075 on several occasions with no response. 

On one occasion, he was given the number of DSO bearing No.9870552526. He had also called on the said number, but again to no avail. On two other occasions, he was given two other numbers, namely, 011-22307133 and 22307145 respectively, which too were nonresponsive. 

He is seen expressing his helplessness and anguish in the video and goes on to state that the tall claims made by the Govt. of NCT of Delhi (GNCTD) and the Central Government with regard to adequate arrangements being in… Continue Reading...


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