New Delhi: In a significant development, Delhi LG Anil Baijal on Monday overruled Arvind Kejriwal government’s order stating that only Delhi residents will be admitted to state-run hospitals for Covid-19 treatment. Also Read - SEBI Revises Shareholding Limit For Exchanges in IFSCs
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After overruling the earlier order, Baijal directed department and authorities of NCT of Delhi to ensure that treatment is not denied to any patient on grounds of not being a resident of Delhi. Also Read - Tomato Price Surges to Rs 60-70 Per kg in Almost All Big Cities | Check Rates in Different Cities Here
This decision from the LG will bring relief to patients and their families from outside Delhi who are seeking treatment during the coronavirus pandemic.
Addressing a virtual press conference, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on June 6 said that the government and private hospitals in Delhi will only treat patients from the national capital only.
“Over 90 per cent people want Delhi hospitals to treat patients from the national capital during the coronavirus pandemic. Hence, it has been decided that government and private hospitals in Delhi will only treat patients from the national capital,” Kejriwal had said.
He said if people from other cities come to Delhi for specific surgeries, they will be provided treatment at private hospitals.
“Delhi’s health infrastructure is needed to tackle the coronavirus crisis at the moment,” the chief minister said, adding, “The borders of Delhi with UP and Haryana will open from tomorrow. Malls, restaurants and religious places will open too following the central government’s guidelines, hotels and banquets will remain closed as we might need them to convert them into hospitals in the coming time.”