Ajay Maken Letter To Human Rights Commission Over Coronavirus Spread in Delhi
Senior Congress leader Ajay Maken has sought intervention from the National Human Rights Commission, failing Delhi and the central government to make proper arrangements despite the growing outbreak of Corona in Delhi. Maken has demanded the commission to direct the Delhi government that every needy infected with corona get beds in the hospital and in view of this, at least 70 percent of the beds in all the hospitals in Delhi should be reserved for corona patients.
Maken complained that on one side the beds of the corona in hospitals are empty, while the patients have to wander for admission in the hospital. According to Maken, there are about 57 thousand beds in Delhi including government and private hospitals and after reserving 70 percent of these for Corona, about 40 thousand beds may be available for corona patients. At present, out of 38 hospitals of Delhi Government, Corona is not being treated.
At the same time, on the statement of Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, that the Delhi government itself is responsible for the Corona infection figure in Delhi by the end of July. Why did the government open Delhi when the corona infection was increasing? Why open liquor contracts? Maken said that community spread has taken place in Delhi. He said that sadly, the government’s sleep is open today. The situation that has been made is a sign of the ineffectiveness of the Delhi Government and the Central Government.
In a letter written to Justice (Retd) HL Dattu, Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission, Ajay Maken has accused the Delhi government that the Delhi government’s negligence towards health services during the current crisis posed a serious threat to people’s right to live has put. Maken has demanded the commission to intervene to protect the lives of common people.
In the memorandum submitted to the commission, Congress leader Maken raised the issue of corona testing along with the availability of beds in the hospital and demanded that the testing be done on a war footing. Maken has questioned the data quoting that according to the latest Health Bulletin, only 3700 tests were conducted in Delhi in one day while 7649 tests were done on 29 May. Maken questioned why the number of tests has been reduced while the positive test ratio in Delhi has reached 27 per 100 tests.
Maken has demanded that the commission direct the Delhi government to implement the report of Dr. Mahesh Verma Committee, which said that by mid-July, 42 thousand beds will be required in Delhi, out of which 20 percent beds will be equipped with ventilator facilities. That is, about 10 thousand ventilators are needed, whose current availability is extremely low. In a letter written to the Commission, the house has raised questions about the Delhi Government’s policy regarding the Contentment Zone, as well as the issue of several days’ delay in the last rites and demanded the intervention of the Commission.