The differences between the Delhi government and the Centre continues over the protocol for coronavirus patients, with the home ministry standing by the decision taken at a meeting chaired by Home Minister Amit Shah on June 21, which was also attended by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
A tweet from the home ministry spokesperson read: “Today’s SDMA decision on home isolation of COVID-19 positive patients in Delhi is a reaffirmation of the decision taken at the meeting held by Union Home Minister Shri @AmitShah on 21st June and communicated to Delhi Govt on 22.06.20”.
“In other cases, the person will be shifted to COVID care centre/hospital. Persons having any co-morbidities like hypertension, diabetes, renal diseases etc. would be shifted to COVID care center/hospital,” the ministry had said in its circular.
But the Delhi government had argued that such a system would put too much pressure on the health infrastructure. Advocating a return to its old system in which a government team visited the patients at their homes to evaluate their condition, check the facilities and decide whether they should be moved to coronavirus care centre or home quarantine, the government had written to Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal.