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The division bench of the Delhi High Court has directed the Delhi Government to install Advance Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) service in court premises, and has also directed the HCMC and GNCTD health department to sensitize the entire District court staff about cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) guidelines of compression-only life support (COLS) for management of the victim with cardiopulmonary arrest, as well as the use of Automated External Defibrillator (AED).
A division bench of Justice Manmohan and Justice Manmeet Pritam Singh Arora of the Delhi High Court, on Wednesday, directed the State Government to ensure that the Advance Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) service is installed in the Delhi High Court premises before December 6, 2022.
The bench also stated that “As far as the District Courts are concerned, the Government of NCT of Delhi is directed to explore the possibility of either stationing ACLS ambulances at every District Court or to allow erection of porta cabins for provision of ACLS services in the District Courts.”
During the hearing, the Additional Standing Counsel (Civil) for Delhi Government, handed over a recommendation of the Committee for setting up of an ACLS facility at the Delhi High Court.
Court noted that one of the members of the committee Dr. Kamal Jeet Singh Bansal, Chief Medical Officer stated that there is a space available in Delhi High Court for setting-up ACLS service. Accordingly, the bench directed the Delhi High Court Medical Committee to identify/earmark the space for setting up the ACLS services within two weeks.
The division bench directed the Delhi High Court Medical Committee (HCMC) and Health Department of GNCTD in consultation with the District Judges to ensure that the entire staff in the District Courts is regularly sensitized about cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) guidelines of compression-only life support (COLS) for management of the victim with cardiopulmonary arrest, as well as the use of Automated External Defibrillator (AED).
Court also directed the Delhi Metro to investigate the possibility of establishing ACLS services at all major inter-change Metro stations within six weeks and file an affidavit regarding the same before the next date of hearing i.e. December 6, 2022.
Case Title: Court in its own motion v. Union of India & Ors.
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