High Court asks Centre, Delhi govt to ensure pregnant women face no barriers during lockdown

Economic Times | PTI | 24 April 2020

The Delhi High Court has asked the Centre and the Delhi government to work in tandem to ensure that pregnant women and their family members in coronavirus hotspots face no barriers during the lockdown. A bench of Justices Hima Kohli and Subramonium Prasad, which conducted the hearing through video conferencing, directed the Delhi government to ensure that the helpline number proposed to be set up within two days for assisting senior citizens during the pandemic are also made available for pregnant women.

The court passed the order while disposing of a petition by charitable trust SAMA – Resource Group For Women and Health claiming denial of healthcare and delivery / child birth services to pregnant women in Delhi and the barriers faced by them and their families in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown declared by the Central and state governments. 

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