The Bombay Excessive Courtroom has directed the Maharashtra authorities to take strict motion towards hospitals and medical centres that deny admission to deserving sufferers merely over lack of a optimistic RT-PCR COVID-19 check report.
In an order handed on Wednesday, a bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice G S Kulkarni stated the state authorities should act towards hospitals and medical centres that violated pointers issued by the state and Centre final month on admitting suspected COVID-19 sufferers.
The bench was referring to circulars issued by the state authorities and the Union authorities on Could 17 and Could 8, respectively. The circulars direct hospitals or medical centres to not deny admission or medical assist to any affected person on any rely.
The Excessive Courtroom was listening to a petition filed by lawyer Wilson Okay Jaiswal, searching for instructions to make sure that all hospitals, well being centres, COVID-19 centres, and so on., throughout the state, admit suspected COVID-19 sufferers, with out insisting on an RT-PCR check report.
Mr Jaiswal, in his plea, stated some sufferers examined destructive of their RT PCR assessments, however their CT scans confirmed that they have been affected by COVID-19. Therefore, such sufferers should not be denied remedy or hospital admission primarily based on their destructive RT-PCR experiences, the plea acknowledged.
The court docket stated each the state and the Centre had already issued pointers within the circulars to stop such inconvenience to residents, and what remained, was the strict implementation of the rules.
“It may by no means be conceived that any one that has developed any frequent Covid symptom with out motive would strategy for getting admitted to a hospital or medical centre,” the court docket stated.
“We urge the state authorities to take strict motion towards such hospitals/medical centres, who flout these pointers,” it stated.
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