Details Of COVID Patients Are Not Shared With Neighbours, RWAs Or On WhatsApp Groups: Delhi Govt Informs Delhi High Court

first_imgNews UpdatesDetails Of COVID Patients Are Not Shared With Neighbours, RWAs Or On WhatsApp Groups: Delhi Govt Informs Delhi High Court Karan Tripathi3 Nov 2020 1:22 AMShare This – xDelhi Government has informed the Delhi High Court that the personal details of the persons who have tested positive for COVID19 are not shared with their neighbours, Residents Welfare Associations, or on any WhatsApp group. While addressing the Division Bench of Justice Hima Kohli and Justice Subramonium Prasad, the Delhi Government further informed the court that there’s no policy…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginDelhi Government has informed the Delhi High Court that the personal details of the persons who have tested positive for COVID19 are not shared with their neighbours, Residents Welfare Associations, or on any WhatsApp group. While addressing the Division Bench of Justice Hima Kohli and Justice Subramonium Prasad, the Delhi Government further informed the court that there’s no policy of pasting a poster outside the houses of COVID patients. The said submissions were made in a plea moved by Kush Kalra seeking protection of the right to privacy of people who have tested positive of coronavirus. The Petitioner had asked for framing of guidelines for end the practice of pasting of posters outside the homes of COVID patients or those who are quarantined for home isolation. It was argued by the Petitioner that the circulation of information about the COVID patient on the society WhatsApp groups, or among the neighbours in the RWA, leads to unnecessary stigmatisation of the said patient. The Petitioner had argued: ‘COVID patients ought to be given privacy to cope with and recover from the illness in peace and away from the prying eyes. However, they’re being made the centre of public attention.’ In light of the submissions made and assurances given by the Delhi Government, the court decided to dispose off the present plea by asking the government to abide by its submissions.Next Storylast_img read more