New Delhi: Amid a growing controversy surrounding COVID-19 hospitals in the national capital, the Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government on Saturday filed an FIR against the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital for allegedly violating COVID-19 or coronavirus regulation norms. There was no immediate reaction from the authorities of the SGRH, a leading private hospital and a dedicated COVID-19 facility. Also Read - West Bengal Lockdown: Vegetable Prices Double With No Buyers, High Transport Cost Amid COVID-19
According to the FIR, a copy of which is available with PTI, the complainant is a senior official of the Delhi government’s heath department. The official has alleged that there has been a “violation” on part of the hospital in adhering to COVID-19 regulation norms as specified under the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897.
This comes hours after Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal claimed that a couple of private hospitals in Delhi are refusing admission to COVID-19 patients and demanding lakhs of rupees for allotting bed.
“Some private hospitals are denying admission to COVID patients, demanding money for allotting beds. They won’t be spared,” the CM said adding that the government will deploy medical professionals at each private hospitals to keep a tab on available beds for COVID patients.