The Delhi High Court in the case Rakesh Malhotra v. Government Of National Capital Territory Of India And Ors & Other Connected Matters observed and has said that it expects the Delhi Government’s health information management system, in order to provide an end to end solution for all information which is related to health institutions and will be developed as expeditiously as possible.
The division bench comprising of Chief Justice Satish Chandra Sharma and Justice Subramonium Prasad observed and has thus closed a bunch of pleas filed concerning the management of COVID-19 situation in the city.
Further, in the recent status report, the court was informed by the Delhi Government that a letter of Intent has been issued to M/S NEC corporation Ltd. which has started work and that all the modules of health information management system for the two hospitals namely, Guru Govind Singh Hospital & Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital and the allied medical institutions will be completed by September 2022.
Also, the court informed that a mobile application will also be developed along with the software solution by the agency.
Recently, in an order passed on August 2 which was uploaded that it is expected that the health information management system will be developed as expeditiously as possible, preferably within eight weeks.
The Court while adding that the State is in preparedness of any emergent eventuality wherein the services would be reactivated on short notice. It was informed by the Delhi Government that noting the decrease in positive rate of Covid-19 cases in the city, the number of Covid beds in the State Hospitals have been de-escalated.
It was observed that the Government also apprised Court that an amount of Rs. 50,000 is being paid to the kin of each of the deceased person who had been died due to Covid-19 from Delhi Disaster Response Fund, adding that in case of any grievances by any applicant, the Grievance Redressal Committee will relook each of the rejected cases by the district offices.
Thus, the court was informed that vide order dated April 1, 2022 issued by DDMA, wearing of face mask has been advised although no penalty is to be imposed for not wearing the same.
The Court while disposing of the pleas that it be noted that it is always open to the Petitioners to approach this Court by taking appropriate steps in case need arises in future.