Added on : 2020-06-29 14:53:43
Delhi was facing manpower shortage after losing four doctors to Covid-19 and thousands of healthcare professionals being infected, the AAP government informed the Delhi High Court on Monday and said it was "preposterous" to move a contempt petition against it over managing of dead bodies at such a time.
The submission was made before a bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan by Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Sanjay Jain appearing for the Delhi government.
Jain said that at a time when four doctors have succumbed to Covid-19 with thousands more infected and government is hard-pressed to find manpower to manage the system, it was "unfortunate" and "preposterous" that a contempt petition has been moved.
The plea moved by advocate Avadh Kaushik has sought contempt action against the Delhi government and medical director of LNJP hospital here for allegedly not adhering to the undertaking given to the high court with regard to handling bodies of Covid-19 victims.