The Supreme Court of India , took to the government hospitals of Delhi on the ill treatment of the COVID-19 bodies , being treated worse than that of animals.
On Friday , 12th of June , 2020 , a three-judge bench including, Justices Ashok Bhushan , MR Shah and Sanjay Kishan Kaul.
The bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan , issued notice to Delhi Government, LNJP Hopsital and few other state governments, seeking their official take on this matter.
The Supreme Court of India, also asked the Chief Secretary, Government of NCT , to prepare a report on the staff , patient care and various other details regarding the treatment of Coronavirus patients. “Dead bodies are being treated like this. What is this going on ? Dead bodies are being found in the garbage . The media has highlighted these deplorable conditions . People are being treated worse than animals” the three-judge bench added.
“The patient’s families aren’t even being informed about deaths. Families haven’t been able to attend the last rites too in some cases” , the thee-judge bench further added.
“Tell us why testing numbers are reducing in Delhi?” , Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul asked Additional Solicitor General Sanjay Jain , who had appeared from the Delhi Government’s side.
The Supreme court , while hearing a Suo Motu plea over the alleged loopholes in the treatment of Covid-19 and mishandling of the bodies , said that the Government isn’t providing due care and concern to the bodies.
The matter has been scheduled to be heard again on Wednesday of the next week.
Few days back only , Delhi CM , Arvind Kejriwal had warned the Delhi hospitals, not to indulge in black-marketing of beds.
A mobile application has also been devised by the Aam Aadmi Party , to keep a check on the vacant number of beds for the treatment of COVID-19 patients .
This came in as some cases were being reported where hospitals were declining patients get admitted for treatment.