- The Supreme Court asked all states to submit action plans in two days to ensure the pandemic does not surge.
- It proceeded down heavily on Gujarat for its unreasonable stipulations.
- The State government has now maintained 80% of ICU beds in all 115 private hospitals of Delhi for Covid-19 patients.
New Delhi, THDNewsDesk: On Monday, the Supreme Court asked all states to submit action plans in two days to ensure the pandemic does not spin out of hand after the festive season and onset of winter. It proceeded down heavily on Gujarat for its unreasonable stipulations and told the Delhi government to toughen its zone.
A panel of Justices Ashok Bhushan, R S Reddy and M R Shah chipped no words in telling Gujarat the faults in its methods to arrest a surge. The bench stated, “The situation is alarming… What is the logic behind banning marriage celebrations between 9 pm and 6 am when celebrations can be held, in the daytime? How are the authorities sure that congregations in the day will not result in spreading the disease? You explain the logic behind this decision.” It also critiqued the state for permitting politicians to take out political assemblies and parades. Justice Shah stated, “What is happening? The state is facing the worst situation. The state must file an affidavit explaining the logic behind these decisions. It also must file a status report about steps, being taken and would be taken to bring the situation under control.”
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta told the Delhi government would have to acknowledge a lot of questions about handling the condition in the national Capital as the home minister had to intrude to take impetus steps. It included the development of infrastructure, to combat a spike in cases. He induced the court to command states to list their action plans by Monday evening for the court to take up hearing on Tuesday.
Appearing for Delhi, Additional Solicitor General Sanjay Jain stated the state government has now maintained 80% of ICU beds in all 115 private hospitals of Delhi for Covid-19 patients as many people from the NCR were approaching to the Capital for better treatment.
The SC stated, “The situation has worsened in Delhi in the last two weeks, and it is for Delhi government to augment infrastructure and facilities for patient care. Immediate steps are required to be taken by all the states as well as by the Centre. Let the status reports are filed within two days, and the matter is listed on November 27 for consideration and passing appropriate orders.”