NHRC issues notices to Centre, Delhi govt

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notices to the Centre and the Delhi government over reports that several patients of dengue died allegedly after being denied admission to hospitals in the national Capital.

The NHRC also directed authorities to specify in their reports action taken against erring hospitals and nursing homes that denied admission to dengue patients, besides the short-term and long-term measures proposed for prevention and treatment of dengue in Delhi.

“Details have been sought on <g data-gr-id="15">ex-gratia</g> payment scheme formulated by the government for deaths due to negligence by hospitals,” an NHRC statement said.The NHRC took a <g data-gr-id="13">suo</g> <g data-gr-id="14">motu</g> cognisance of media reports that two children died of dengue after some private hospitals in the city turned them away.
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