HC stays Delhi govt choice to order 80 computer ICU beds for COVID-19 sufferers in 33 pvt hospitals


New Delhi, September 22 

The Delhi High Court Tuesday stayed the AAP authorities’s order directing 33 huge non-public hospitals to order 80 per cent of ICU beds for COVID-19 sufferers, holding that the choice gave the impression to be arbitrary and unreasonable.

Justice Navin Chawla stated prima facie Delhi authorities’s September 13 order is “arbitrary, unreasonable and violative of fundamental rights of citizens” assured underneath the Constitution.

The courtroom issued notices and sought responses of the Delhi authorities and the Centre on a plea by ‘Association of Healthcare Providers’ to quash the order to order 80 per cent ICU beds for COVID-19 sufferers.

“Prima facie the order appears to be arbitrary, unreasonable and violative of the fundamental rights of citizens guaranteed under the Constitution. The operation of the order shall remain stayed till the next date of the hearing,” the courtroom stated.

The courtroom listed the matter for additional listening to on October 16.

The affiliation stated the 33 hospitals are its members and the Delhi authorities’s order shall be quashed because it was handed in an irrational method.

Delhi authorities, nonetheless, defended its choice saying it is just for 33 hospitals and 20 per cent ICU beds stay for the non-COVID-19 severe sufferers and it has been performed protecting in view the sudden spike in circumstances of the virus. —PTI



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