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“Ensure That Officers Do Not Make Inaccurate Statements”: Delhi High Court Directs State Government

Lawstreet Journal 14 May 2021 10:04pm

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On Wednesday, 12 May 2021, a division bench of Justices Vipin Sanghi and Rekha Palli, that has been dealing with issues of Covid-19 management in the capital today pulled up the Aam Aadmi Party-led Delhi government for providing inaccurate information on the readiness of a 250-bed Covid-19 facility in one Indira Gandhi Hospital in Dwarka, New Delhi. 

Inter alia the court also looked into issues dealing with children orphaned due to Covid-19 and their care, and of tankers caught up in the state of Rajasthan.

The Delhi Government had previously informed the court that a 250-bed Covid facility was prepared by it in Dwarka in the Indira Gandhi hospital and was ready for use. However, it was raised by Adv YP Singh that not a single admission had taken place in this facility till date. Upon verification by the court, it was found out that the facility was not yet operational due to some glitches upon which the court rained down on the government for supplying it with inaccurate information on the position of an issue.

The bench was informed that at the last minute it had come to their notice that PESO certification was necessary for the use of oxygen cylinders, and hence the facility could not be made operational. On hearing this, the Court directed the state government to ensure that its officers do not make inaccurate statements, as such statements might cause serious inconveniences to people. 

On the issue of children orphaned due to Covid-19, Adv. Prabhsahay Kaur pointed out that… Continue Reading...

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