On Thursday, the Delhi HC authorized the AAP government to reserve 80 % of ICU beds in 33 private hospitals for Covid-19 patients. The HC said that the circumstance in Delhi is genuinely dynamic and the cases of COVID-19 infected are curving.
A bench of Justices Hima Kohli and Subramaniam Prasad challenged the government’s decision to reserve 80 % of ICU beds, challenging the Delhi government’s appeal of a single judge.
The High Court evacuated the stay order approved by the single judge and recorded the issue for further hearing on November 26 before the single bench. Moreover, till then the reservation of 80 percent of ICU beds will resume.
However, The Delhi government was urging a plea to High Court to empower it to enforce reservation of 80 % of ICU beds in 33 private hospitals for Covid-19 patient for at least 15 days taking into account the increase in the number of cases.
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Additional Solicitor General Sanjay Jain told the court that in Central Delhi, 6 hospitals are comprised in the category of thirty-three hospitals, which were inquired to reserve ICU beds for coronavirus patients, and because of doctor strike, Hindu Rao was not in the catalog.
On Wednesday, Delhi listed its biggest single-day jump of 8,593 coronavirus cases that took its disease count to over 4.59 lakh individuals, while 85 new fatalities pushed the Delhi loss of life to 7,228.