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Covid-19 patients being stacked with dead bodies in hospitals: SC pulls up Delhi

Team Udayavani, Jun 12, 2020, 2:02 PM IST

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday termed as “horrific” the situation in Delhi, referring to Covid-19 patients being stacked with dead bodies in hospitals.

The court said hospitals were not giving due care to keeping of bodies and not even informing family members about the deaths.

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The apex court sought replies from Delhi, Maharashtra, West Bengal and Tamil Nadu on the suo motu case related to improper handling of Covid-19 patients.

It also sought the Centre’s reply by June 17 on e steps taken to deal with Covid-19 patients and bodies of infected persons.

The court directed chief secretaries to take stock of the patient management system, and submit a status report on the hospital staff and patient care. PTI

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