Restricting medical facilities in pandemic situation to non – Delhi resident is gross breach of Cooperative Federalism creating class bias.
A PIL has been filed in SC challenging the notification issued by Delhi Government on June 7 which restricts the medical treatment by hospitals under the government as well as private hospitals in the Capital to only ‘ bonafide residents’ of NCT of Delhi.
The plea filed by Adv. Sarthak Chaturvedi through Advocate on Record Namit Saxena challenged the notification as “arbitrary, devoid of merits, unjust unfair and unreasonable and deserves to be quashed for violating Art 14,15,19 and 21 of Constitution.which is a ‘gross breach of Cooperative federalism’ (Sarthak Chaturvedi v. state of NCT & another)
In the mean time Anil Baijal, Lieutenant Governor of Delhi issued an order directing all concerned authorities to ensure that medical treatment is given to any person and every person and not be denied on ground of being a non- resident of Delhi and to accommodate all.
Meanwhile several appeals had already been moved before Delhi HC challenging the Govt. notification.