Looking at the current hike in number of people getting infected by Covid-19 inside the campus, The Delhi High Court has finally come to a conclusion of setting up a Covid Care Centre inside JNU to provide immediate treatment for those residents testing positive.
The order was passed while dealing with a petition filed Students Union and the Teachers Union at JNU. The petitioners sought setting up Covid care facilities in the University Campus, a Covid response team etc. Keeping in mind that there are 12,000 – 15,000 people residing in the campus, including students, staff members, faculty and their families but without any Covid care facility at all.
The court also directs that to facilitate the monitoring of the basic parameters of those who are detected positive with Covid-19, if any paramedic /nursing staff are required, the SDM and JNU Task Force shall arrive at a consensus, as to how, the arrangement would be made for paramedic/nursing staff. The doctors on campus also could be empanelled for volunteering, if required, for any patient in the isolation centre
However, Several letters had also been addressed to Delhi Government, Central government and NGOS, the Art of Living and Khalsa Aid, for tying up with JNU for providing Covid relief.