Just like a horror movie, the hospitals of Delhi have become scary graveyards where dead bodies seem to lying around every corner. From hospital lobbies to waiting areas, these corpses are seen lying at every corner, being unattended by any doctor or staff of the hospitals.
Coronavirus patients are being treated “worse than animals”, the Supreme Court said today as it pulled up the Delhi government over the “horrendous, horrific and pathetic” situation in the national capital amid a spurt in cases.
“COVID-19 patients are treated worse than animals. In one case, a body was found in the garbage. Patients are dying and nobody is there to even attend to them,” the Supreme Court said. It also asked the Arvind Kejriwal government to explain the fall in coronavirus testing in the city.
“Why has your testing gone down from 7,000 to 5,000 a day when Chennai and Mumbai have increased their testing from 16,000 to 17,000?” the court asked. Requests for coronavirus tests cannot be denied, the top court said, adding that the “procedure can be simplified so that more and more tests are done”.
Cases Count In Delhi
Delhi has the third-highest number of coronavirus cases in India after Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu. The national capital has logged 34,687 patients so far and 1,085 deaths, according to the Union Health Ministry. Earlier, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had repeatedly said that the city was prepared to tackle the pandemic.
Slamming the AAP government for not following the Union Health Ministry’s guidelines, the top court said: “The situation in Delhi is horrendous, horrific and pathetic. (There is a) very sorry state of affairs in its hospitals that aren’t giving due care and concern to the bodies. Patients’ families aren’t even informed about deaths. Families haven’t been able to attend the last rites too in some cases.”