The Supreme Court on Friday took a robust take a look at the treatment meted to Covid-19 patients and dead bodies in government hospitals around the world, describing the position as deplorable and worse than what animals would have to suffer.

Covid-19 patients treated worse

Taking cognisance of media reports, a 3-judge bench sought detailed status reports from four states – Delhi, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal – associated with conditions in hospitals.

“Covid-19 patients are treated worse than animals. In just one case, a dead body was discovered in garbage,” the bench headed by justice Ashok Bhushan remarked.

The state of Delhi arrived in for heavy criticism from the bench, using the court pointing out of the conditions in hospitals in the process the reduced testing for Covid-19. The top end court also noted that patients are running from pillar to share to get themselves admitted besides the fact that a large number of beds in government hospitals are lying vacant.

Reminding states, the most known court mentioned that governments are duty bound to ensure adequate infrastructure in hospitals and as well that Covid-19 patients are attended to by health workers.