HC grants time to Delhi govt to reply to PIL against earmarking beds in hotels for officials


Team Udayavani, Jul 14, 2021, 1:11 PM IST

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court Wednesday granted time to the Delhi government to respond to a plea challenging its notification reserving rooms in four hotels linked with two hospitals for treatment of officials of various public authorities and their families.

A bench of Justices Vipin Sanghi and Jasmeet Singh gave four more weeks to the Delhi government to file reply to the petition on the request of the government counsel.

The court had on May 10 issued a notice seeking reply from the Delhi government on the petition filed by Delhi-based doctor Kaushal Kant Mishra.

According to the Delhi government’s April 27 notification, 70 rooms in Hotel Ginger at Vivek Vihar here, 50 rooms in Hotel Park Plaza in Shahdara, and 50 rooms in Hotel Leela Ambience at CBD Ground in Karkardooma, linked to Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital and all the rooms in Hotel Golden Tulip at Hari Nagar, linked to Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital (DDU), are reserved for the treatment of officers/officials of Delhi government, autonomous bodies, corporations, local bodies and their families.

The plea has contended that creating a classification in favour of a certain category of persons was ”arbitrary” and ”unimaginable” when the common man was running from pillar to post in search of oxygen beds.

”It violates the right to health by diverting crucial health resources of the community away from the common citizens and in favour of already privileged government officers,” the petition has said.

Apart from setting aside the April 27 notification, Mishra has also sought quashing of three Delhi government orders of last year as per which initially two dedicated hospitals and one testing laboratory were earmarked for the treatment of such officials/their families and later, the four hospitals were linked to the two government hospitals.

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

Hosanagara: Bike-tipper collision claims biker’s life

Mumbai records 15 new measles cases

Vijayapura: Anonymous person disguised as BLA allegedly collects electoral information

Man held with 1.8 kg gold, Rs 22 lakh cash in Bengaluru

Sullia: 8y/o girl dies due to cancer, brain tumor

Sharath Kamal bestowed with Khel Ratna in glittering National Sports Awards ceremony

Taliban: 10 killed in bombing of Afghan religious school


Related Articles More

Mumbai records 15 new measles cases

Lalu to undergo kidney transplant on Dec 5: Tejashwi

Congress created maximum credibility crisis in Indian politics: Rajnath Singh

Kerala govt decides to introduce Bill to replace Guv as Chancellor of varsities

All set for 1st phase of Gujarat Assembly polls in 89 seats; 788 candidates in fray

MUST WATCH

Oxygen Concentrator

Deepotsava at Shri Durga Adishakti temple

Girija Surgicals nebulizer vedio

KL Rahul Visit Kukke Subrahmanya Temple

Police commissioner N.Shahsikumar statement about viral video


Latest Additions

Hosanagara: Bike-tipper collision claims biker’s life

Mumbai records 15 new measles cases

Vijayapura: Anonymous person disguised as BLA allegedly collects electoral information

Man held with 1.8 kg gold, Rs 22 lakh cash in Bengaluru

Sullia: 8y/o girl dies due to cancer, brain tumor

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.