The Supreme Court of India has taken Suo motu cognizance in cases where Covid – 19 patients were denied proper treatment and the one in which the patients succumbing to death were denied right to dignified burial. CJI has assigned Justice Ashok Bhushan, Sanjay Kishan Kaul and MR Shah.

The Supreme Court has taken Suo Motu cognizance soon after news reports suggested that a sixty year old Covid – 19 patient died after he failed to get a bed in any hospital; Recent report also suggested that the dead bodies were overflowed in Covid 19 wards and corridors of the public hospital in the city of Mumbai.

Reports suggested that there has overflowing incidents of disappearance of bodies, reluctant to claim bodies, disposal without family consent.

(Siddharth Addy)