'Amit Shah model vs Kejriwal model': Delhi Govt objects to LG order on COVID-19 patients
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia on Wednesday again ups the ante against Delhi LG and demanded to revoke his orders in which every COVID-19 patient is required to visit a government-run centre for clinical assessment.
Sisodia, while addressing a video press conference said that he had written to Lt Governor (LG) Anil Baijal on Tuesday on the same issue, but the Delhi government has not received any response by the LG on this matter.
Sisodia also said that he has also written a letter to Union Home Minister Amit Shah seeking his intervention in scrapping the system. He said the Union home minister himself was overseeing measures being taken to deal with the COVID-19 situation.
"Every day three to four thousand cases are being found in Delhi. Yesterday four thousand new patients were found. Yesterday, I had mentioned that I had written to LG for changing his order under which every COVID-19 patient is required to visit a quarantine centre for assessment. This has created pressure on the hospital and administration's facilities. The situation is such that people are being taken to quarantine centres in buses," Sisodia said.
"Today I have written to Home Minister Amit Shah on the same issue, and asked him to put a stop to this practice," he added.
The Deputy chief minister said that this was not a fight between Amit Shah's model and Kejriwal's model which model is better, but rather the interests of the public should be taken into consideration while deciding the model to be implemented.
"Today Delhi has two coronavirus models - one is Amit Shah model, which says that anyone testing positive has to go to a quarantine centre. The other one is Kejriwal model, which says that a team visits the patient's home to assess the severity of the case," Manish Sisodia said.
"I have told Amit Shah that this is not 'your model versus my model' fight. We have to minimise the inconvenience for the people. I humbly appeal to him to intervene. He helped revoke the previous order that said that anyone testing positive for coronavirus has to be quarantined for five days," Sisodia added.
The previous system should be implemented wherein teams of the district administration visited the house of an infected person for clinical assessment, Sisodia said.
Delhi has India's second-highest number of coronavirus cases. On Tuesday, the national capital reported its biggest single-day jump of nearly 4,000 new infections, taking the tally to over 66,000 cases.
(With Agencies Inputs)
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