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After Hospital Visit Amit Shah orders CCTV For Delhi’s Coronavirus Wards.

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Published on June 15, 2020 with No Comments

After the visit, Mr Shah directed the Delhi Chief Secretary to install CCTV cameras in coronavirus wards of all hospitals, to ensure proper monitoring of patients.

Coronavirus wards in all hospitals will be fitted with CCTV cameras withi 24 hours, the Delhi government has ordered following Union home minister Amit Shah’s instructions on the issue. The minister had made a surprise visit today at the national capital’s Lok Nayak Jai Prakash hospital — a dedicated facility to treat coronavirus — days after the Supreme Court’s strong criticism regarding the handling of the pandemic by several states, including Delhi.

After the visit, Mr Shah directed the Delhi Chief Secretary to install CCTV cameras in coronavirus wards of all hospitals, to ensure proper monitoring of patients.

The handling of the pandemic at various hospitals of the country came into question after media reports of patients being turned away, social media clips about bodies left in hospital corridors for hours and exorbitant charges levied by private hospitals.

On Friday, the Supreme Court had pulled up Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Bengal, saying ‘COVID-19 patients are treated worse than animals. In one case, a body was found in the garbage. Patients are dying and nobody is there to even attend to them”.

 

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