‘Peak Of Second Covid Wave Yet To Be Reached’: Delhi High Court Directs Centre, GNCTD To Consider Augmentation Of Further Resources

first_imgTop Stories’Peak Of Second Covid Wave Yet To Be Reached’: Delhi High Court Directs Centre, GNCTD To Consider Augmentation Of Further Resources Akshita Saxena24 April 2021 7:34 AMShare This – xThe Delhi High Court on Saturday inquired from the Delhi Government as to how it is planning to boost medical infrastructure in order to meet the potential requirements of its citizens during upsurge of cases amid the second wave of Covid-19 pandemic. Noting that peak of the present wave is yet to be reached, a Division Bench comprising of Justices Vipin Sanghi and Rekha Palli asked 
Central Government and the GNCTD to present an action plan to augment the availability of resources. “One other aspect that we call upon both the Central Government and the GNCTD to also consider is the augmentation of further resources, keeping in view that the experts in the field are claiming that the peak of the present wave is yet to be reached,” the Division Bench said. The Court was hearing petition filed by Maharaja Agrasen Hospital, citing oxygen shortage. During the hearing, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta informed the Bench that the Centre is alive to the situation, and the matter is being considered at the highest level for provision of adequate infrastructure such as hospital beds, equipments, Oxygen, medical and para-medical staff to deal with the situation as and when it arises. As the Bench recorded Centre’s statements, it further directed the Delhi Government to also look at these aspects and present a plan that they are working on for the NCT. The High Court has also taken note of the fact that the Delhi Government is empanelling 10 IAS Officers and 14 Danic Officers to monitor the supply of Oxygen to hospitals in Delhi. “Once the complete team is put in place by the GNCTD of the IAS Offices and the Danic Officers, the same shall be communicated to all the hospitals/ nursing homes, and uploaded on the website of the GNCTD,” the Bench ordered. Also Read: “You Think Everything Will Be Served At Your Doorsteps”: Delhi High Court Pulls Up Delhi Govt For Not Arranging Tankers To Collect Oxygen Case Title: Maharaja Agrasen Hospital Charitable Trust v. Union of India & Ors. Click Here To Download OrderRead OrderTags#Delhi High Court Oxygen Shortage Maharaja Agrasen Hospital COVID-19 second wave Justice Vipin Sanghi Justice Rekha Palli Next Storylast_img

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