Homeless Mentally Ill Persons Should Be Allowed To Get Tested For COVID19 Even Without Identity Proof, Delhi HC Directs Delhi Govts. To Consider The Issue
Delhi High Court has granted a week’s time to both the Central as well as the Delhi Government to decide as to whether the testing facilities for COVID19 can be extended to homeless mentally ill persons without demanding identity proof. The Division Bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan has asked both the governments to consider setting up a camp for conducting tests for such persons. The order has come in a plea seeking adequate testing and other facilities for homeless persons who are suffering from various forms of mental illnesses.