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The Delhi High Court today heard the preparations of the government regarding the rising infection of Corona in the capital. Along with this, the court also reprimanded the Delhi government for not providing sufficient amount of information in its status report. At the same time, the court sought the Delhi government to know its side regarding the night curfew and weekend curfew.
On this, the Delhi government informed the court that the government is not considering any curfew at this time, but it can take any decision in view of the situation in Corona ahead.
Delhi Government informs Delhi High Court that there is no decision yet on imposing any kind of curfew, but it is under active consideration depending on the #COVID19 situation.
The response came on court’s query over plans to impose night or weekend curfews like other cities.
— ANI (@ANI) November 26, 2020
Printing of status report is so bad that we cannot even read: High Court
The Bench of Justice Hima Kohli and Justice Subramaniam Prasad, hearing the case, were badly maimed after seeing the status report provided by the Delhi government. The court said that we are not able to read even the total number of beds and the information required is also not clear. Printing is not good due to which we are able to read hardly anything.
At this, the Delhi government’s counsel told the court about the difference between the Kovid Care Center and Kovid Hospital. The court then asked the government about the total number of ICU beds available in the capital and all healthcare centers. The court asked that at a time when so many cases are coming up, why are the beds in the Kovid Care Center empty?
The court asked the government what have you done to publicize these Kovid Healthcare centers? The government then replied that all this information is available in the Delhi Fights Corona website and health bulletin.
After this, the government’s lawyer also provided the bed and healthcare center data to the court. Then the court said that not everyone knows the technology, we want to know what steps you have taken through the helpline and other means to publicize the availability of beds.
The court asked the petitioner to randomly check the helpline number given by the Delhi government. The DG Healthcare Service told the court that the Kovid centers are only for people with no symptoms and who are unable to isolate at home.
The court then questioned the availability of beds in 33 private hospitals.