Delhi Riots: Health of those staying in relief camps should be the primary focus in the light of covid-19, Delhi HC

A bench of Justice Hima Kohli and justice Subramonium Prasad instructed the government of Delhi to send a team of doctors and other medical staff with sufficient amount of needed equipment and medicines within 48 hours.

On Monday Delhi High Court ordered AAP government of Delhi to ensure the safety and security of the victims in the riot relief camp at Eidgah in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus among them. The court directed the government to take the matter very seriously and work on it within the preferred time. Eidgah is a northeast district of the national capital region.

Court further stated that municipality should also go there with the cleaning staff and cleaning equipment for maintaining the clean environment /hygiene there, the court showed serious concern about the bad hygiene in the relief camps of Delhi.

Delhi high court quoted “Needful shall be done forthwith,” to Advocate Anuj Aggarwal.

The court also asked to perform all the work in a time-bound manner and also follow the instructions given by the other bench on 20th march with regard to providing fire engine, ambulance, mobile toilets, maintenance of cleanliness and hygiene, providing beds and linen and secure health of riot victims at the camp.

The directions by the bench came while disposing of a plea by two residents of the camp who have sought deployment of qualified doctors and public health officials for screening, testing and treating the people residing there in light of the coronavirus pandemic in Delhi.