Allahabad HC Seeks UP Govt Response On Restricting Hospitals From Treating Non COVID 19 Patients

The High Court of Allahabad has sought response from the State Government on the viability of the Government order which has restricted the Hospitals from providing treatment to Non COVID-19 patients.

The bench comprising Justice Pankaj Mittal and Justice Yashwant Varma was hearing a petition filed by All India Peoples Front (Radical) through its National Spokesperson Shri S.R. Darapuri.

The bench was referring to the State Government’s notifications dated 23.3.2020 and 31.5.2020 by which the government and private hospitals as well as nursing homes in the State of U.P. have been restricted from opening the OPD for treating the non COVID-19 patients except in case of emergency.

The bench directed Manish Goyal, Additional Advocate General appearing for the State Government to seek instructions as to the present state of affairs and about the viability of continuing with such restriction.

The bench further directed the State Government and the C.M.O. to revisit the aforesaid guidelines contained in the two notifications.

The matter has been posted for next hearing on June 18.

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