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Supreme Court directs private hospitals to prioritise elderly people’s treatment amid pandemic

The Supreme Court on Thursday directed all private hospitals to prioritize the treatment of senior citizens amid the pandemic. Earlier on 4 August 2020, the Supreme Court had given this directive to government hospitals. Justices Ashok Bhushan and RS Reddy, amended their order dated 4 August 2020 today. Senior advocate Ashwini Kumar had filed a petition in the court regarding old age pension, on which the Supreme Court today issued this instruction. Ashwini Kumar also stated that no state other than Odisha and Punjab has taken any step on the instructions given earlier. The top court has given three weeks time to other states and issued a directive to reply on the matter.

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