Healthcare

Delhi treatment for all, says LG, overrules Kejriwal Govt’s move to reserve beds for residents

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New Delhi: Overruling Delhi Chief Minster Arvind Kejriwal’s decision to reserve Covid-19 beds only for the residents of the Capital, Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on Monday declared that treatment “should not be denied to any patient on the grounds of being a non-resident”.

Baijal also overturned the Delhi government’s order on testing only those showing Covid-19 symptoms and ordered strict compliance of ICMR guidelines, saying testing must for 9 categories as well as asymptomatic cases and high-risk contacts.

The order on hospitals referred to various verdicts of the Supreme Court that asserted right to health was an integral part of the right to life guaranteed by the Constitution. All government and private hospitals and nursing homes have to extend all Covid-19 treatment facilities without discrimination against residents or non-residents, the order stated.

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