PIL in Delhi HC seeks path to supply interim custody of youngsters orphaned because of Covid-19 | Delhi Information
NEW DELHI: A public interest litigation rescheduled to the Delhi Supreme Court for an instruction to the Union of India, NCT Delhi government, Delhi police and other government agencies to resolve the Covid-19 orphaned children to temporarily detain closest relatives or childcare centers under their supervision and to protect the identity of such children so that they are not at risk.
The petitioner Jitender Gupta, a practicing lawyer from Delhi, is asking respondents for instructions to safeguard the interest of the children who have lost their parents to Covid-19 and who have no one to look after them and who are at risk of human trafficking .
The petition also asks that family members of citizens who lost their lives during the Covid-19 pandemic be given adequate financial compensation after they have had access to adequate healthcare infrastructure / facilities related to hospitalization Refused oxygen bottles and injections, medication, etc.
The plea in law alleges that the healthcare infrastructure in the National Capital Territory of Delhi completely collapsed during the second wave of Covid-19 in India, particularly from April 2021, due to gross negligence and failure of the respondents, i.e. the Union of India as well as the National Capital Territory Government of Delhi (GNCTD) have resulted in the untimely deaths of hundreds / thousands of citizens.
Various banks of the Delhi Supreme Court are currently examining the series of petitions related to Covid.
Justice DN Patel and Justice Jasmeet Singh’s bench is due to hear the matter on May 10th.
Clock PIL in Delhi HC is trying to get orders to temporarily detain children who are orphaned due to Covid-19