Delhi govt seeks withdrawal of order on visit to COVID centre for clinical assessment

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Tuesday said he has written a letter to Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal seeking quashing of order pertaining to clinical assessment of COVID-19 patients.

Addressing a press conference, Sisodia said, “Lieutenant Governor’s order mandates COVID-19 positive patients to visit the quarantine centres for clinical assessment. This has created problems for people. In that context, I have written to him requesting to withdraw it.”

This came after Baijal scrapped an order mandating five-days institutional quarantine for Covid-19 patients but said that every person who tests positive be taken to Covid care centres for assessment of their clinical conditions.

The Deputy Chief Minister has asked LG to withdraw the order and reinstate the earlier procedure in which a medical team visits the house of the infected patients to assess his health condition.

“Delhi is witnessing at least 3,000 cases every day, so if these infected people step out, it will further increase the risk of the infection,” he added.