DELHI HC DIRECTS CONTRACTOR TO SUPPLY 250 PPE KITS TO COVID HOSPITALS AND CREMATORIES


The plea was issued by a contractor registered from name Chaudhary Ventures Pvt. Ltd, his property was sealed by South Delhi Municipal Corporation on grounds of unauthorized construction.

The bench of Justice Nazmi Waziri was hearing the plea and Delhi High Court directed the construction contractor to supply 250 PPE kits to the certain government hospitals that are treating and testing corona virus.

Justice said that "In view of the global pandemic, resulting in the countrywide lockdown, there is constant apprehension of contracting the disease from anyone. It is the need of the hour that hose engaged in the frontlines of dealing with the pandemic and the resultant casualties are provided protective gears, the bench allowed the Petitioner to carry out rectification work according to the sanctioned plan, it also directed the Petitioner to provide some protection to the medical staff/ healthcare workers engaged in combating the pandemic. The court further observed some PPEs have to be provided to those dealing with the last rites of pandemic related casualties. It thus directed the Petitioner to supply 25 PPE kits each to the Lodi Road Crematorium and to the Panj Peeran graveyard.

Justice Waziri observed while directing the Petitioner to supply ICMR approved PPE kits to the following COVID-dedicated hospitals:

· All India Institute of Medical Sciences;

· State TB Training and Demonstration Centre;

· Department of Microbiology, National Institute of TB and Respiratory Diseases;

· Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital.



By: Deepanjali Singh

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