Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal said the overturning of the decision taken by the Kejriwal government was necessary as it was against constitutional guarantees of equality and right to life for all
New Delhi: After Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on Tuesday (June 9) held an all-party meeting to discuss the COVID-19 situation in the national capital, the LG office said that the city is for everyone and the Delhi government should plan its health infrastructure.
Baijal tweeted, “Discussed issues relating to availability of beds for COVID-19 patients, extensive testing, swift ambulance response, providing critical information in public domain.”
“Meeting held in a very constructive and harmonious atmosphere. Many constructive suggestions have been received and all of us need to fight this pandemic together,” he added.
Baijal told news agency ANI, “The order violated constitutional right to equality and right to life which includes right to health. Earlier also, a similar order of the Delhi government was struck down by the High Court on the ground that no citizen of India can be discriminated on the grounds of residence.”
During the meeting, the principal secretary (health) made a detailed presentation on the preparedness and planning of the government regarding declaration of private hospitals as COVID hospitals.
The LG office was informed that up to June 8, there were 29,943 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Delhi out of which 11,357 patients had recovered/discharged/migrated.
The fatality rate in Delhi is 2.92% as compared to the national average of 2.81%, while the recovery rate is 38%.
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Last Updated Jun 10, 2020, 12:43 PM IST