All India People Front filed a plea before the Allahabad High Court. The petition challenged be orders passed by the U.P. government dated March 31, 2020. The orders restricted the opening of OPD and the treatment of non-COVID patients. The bench observed that due to the closure of OPD people are not getting proper treatment; people are dying as a result of it. Being that, directions were issued to AAG to seek instructions on the matter. The bench consisted of Justices Pankaj Mittal and Yashwant Verma.
Contentions by the Petitioner
The petitioner contended that the disease is going to stay with us until a vaccine is developed. Being that, separate infrastructure is required to deal with coronavirus cases. Moreover, the hospitals must resume the operations concerning the treatment of routine cases. He prayed to quash the orders passed by the state government; so as to provide adequate treatment to the NON-COVID patients.
The Court questioned the U.P. government about the reason behind the closing of the OPD of private hospitals. Moreover, the chief medical officer of Allahabad has to file his stand on the matter and submit the same before the next date of hearing. The case will be taken up for hearing on June 18, 2020.