The Supreme Court slammed the Delhi government over its handling of the outbreak and not following the Union Health Ministry’s guidelines.
New Delhi: Coronavirus patients treated “worse than animals,” said the Supreme Court today, having raised the Delhi government due to a “terrifying, terrifying and pathetic” situation in the capital. of the country, while the number of cases increased sharply.
The Supreme Court said the situation was “grim” in Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal, demanding a response from the four states and the central government, as it took note of reports of ill-treatment of affected patients COVID-19 and the burial of bodies in the country.
“Patients with COVID-19 are treated worse than animals. In one case, a body was found in the trash. Patients die and no one can serve them, “said the Supreme Court. He also asked the government of Arvind Kejriwal to explain the drop in coronavirus testing in the city.
“Why did your tests go from 7,000 to 5,000 a day when Chennai and Mumbai increased their tests from 16,000 to 17,000?” asked the court. The request for tests for the coronavirus cannot be refused, declared the Supreme court, adding that “the procedure can be simplified, more and more tests are in progress”.
Delhi ranks third in the number of coronavirus cases in India after Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu. According to the Union’s Ministry of Health, 34,687 patients and 1,085 deaths are registered in the capital. Earlier,
Chief Minister Arvind Keyrival repeatedly stated that the city was ready to fight the pandemic. Amid a sharp increase in the number of infections, Keirival said yesterday that an increase in the number of cases to 5.5 varnishes is expected by July 31.
After suing the AAP government for failing to comply with directives from the Union’s health ministry, the Supreme Court said, “The situation in Delhi is terrible, terrifying and pathetic. In his hospitals, a very sad situation, which does not provide adequate assistance and care to the bodies.
The families of the patients are not even informed of the deaths. In some cases, families were also unable to attend the final rites. “
“Patients run from post to post, which should be admitted when a large number of places are vacant. According to some reports, the state hospital in Delhi had bodies in the lobby and waiting area. Inside the room, “Most of the beds were unoccupied,” he added.
At the hearing, solicitor general Tushar Mehta said that some of the images he saw were “shocking.” The case will be reviewed next week.
On Monday, former Justice Minister Ashwani Kumar turned to the Chief Justice of India S.A. Bobde with a letter in which he described how patients and organs of COVID-19 were treated.
The right to die with dignity is a fundamental right, and it includes the right to a worthy burial or cremation,” he said in a letter referring to several media reports, including recent incidents in Pondicherry and Madhya Pradesh.
In Pondicherry, a video showing government officials hastily throwing the body of a man with COVID-19 into a pit had sparked outrage, prompting the administration to order an investigation into the incident.
In another incident, an 80-year-old man was seen tied to a hospital bed in Madhya Pradesh in shocking pictures after allegedly failing to pay for his treatment. However, the hospital said he had seizures.