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PIL in Allahabad HC seeks directions to set up separate infrastructure for COVID-19 patients, ensure hospital treatment for other patients

The PIL has been filed in the wake of a pregnant woman's death last weekend in Noida after 8 hospitals denied her admission. The PIL before the High Court also urges for a probe into the same.

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A PIL has been moved in the Allahabad High Court raising grievance over hospitals being directed to restrict their treatment of persons suffering from ailments or diseases other than COVID-19 (All India People Front vs. State of UP).

The PIL filed through Advocate Pranjal Shukla points out that since the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to have its effect for a long time, it is necessary to have a separate set up or infrastructure to treat cases of COVID-19.

In the meanwhile, it is urged that non-COVID-19 cases should be treated by hospitals in the State as they used to be before the pandemic hit. The prayers made by the petitioner include the following:

  • Set aside Government notifications issued in March and May that directed Government and private hospitals to restrict treatment of non-COVID patients;

  • Direct the authorities to ensure that hospitals treat patients suffering from ailments or diseases, whether or not they are suffering from COVID-19;

  • Direct the authorities to create a separate set up/ infrastructure for the treatment of COVID-19 patient.

The PIL has been filed in the wake of a pregnant woman's death last weekend in Noida after 8 hospitals denied her admission. The PIL before the High Court also urges for a probe into the same.

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