PIL in Delhi HC seeks direction for framing guidelines for affordable health services amid Covid crisis

A Public Interest Litigation has been filed on the Delhi High Court seeking directions for framing guidelines for affordable health services including oxygen cylinders, medical consultations, injections and plasma therapy to home bound patients and who have been denied admission in hospitals due to unavailability of beds.

The plea listed on Friday stated that there is an immediate need to assist patients in self-isolation due to non-availability of beds. Further no guidelines have been formulated by the state government for patients who have been turned away by the hospitals and who are trying to procure any form of Covid medical resources such as medicine, oxygen cylinders, Remdesivir injections, plasma donors, doctors and nurses. This aggravates the situation even more because given the nature of the present virus, even the family members/care-givers are usually Covid positive, therefore by remaining present in the long queues pose an imminent threat to others who may not have been exposed to the virus, reports ANI.

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