Mumbai: Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said on Wednesday that he has written to Home Minister Amit Shah to quash the order of Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal, under which COVID-19 patient is required to visit a quarantine centre for assessment.
Sisodia told ANI, “I will request Amit Shah to intervene as before he reverses the five-day mandatory quarantine orders given by LG. Similarly, this order should also be canceled otherwise there will be chaos in Delhi.”
The deputy CM, who also holds the additional charge of the health ministry in the national capital, said that he had earlier written to Baijal to change the rules, but no response has been received yet.
“Every day three to four thousand cases are found in Delhi. Yesterday four thousand new patients were found. Yesterday, I mentioned that I had written to LG 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 national capital’s confirmed coronavirus cases reached 66,602 on Wednesday, according to the Union Health Ministry.
This includes 24,988 active cases and 39,313 cured and discharged patients. 2,301 deaths have been reported in Delhi due to the infection so far.