Saturday, April 17Asatya Mochan

Covid-19 cases increasing, several make-shift hospitals would have to be set up: Centre to SC – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Centre on Thursday told the Supreme Court that the number of Covid-19 cases is constantly increasing and several make-shift hospitals will have to be set up to deal with the pandemic.
The apex court was hearing a petition filed by Dr Arushi Jain seeking appropriate directions to the authorities concerned to provide immediate temporary accommodation to all the frontline medical healthcare and other related professionals like emergency ambulance operators.
The petitioner also requested that there should be immediate directions to the authorities to ensure prevention of eviction of medical healthcare professional living in rented accommodations till the pandemic is controlled, or provide alternative accommodation free of charge to the medical staff who are being evicted.
She further sought from the apex court appropriate directions be made to the authorities to ensure availability of masks, sanitisers and prohibit any hospital, authority, government agency, medical facility to deduct any wages or salary or threaten any healthcare professional in any manner.

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