Unable to Get Information About His Health, Varavara Rao’s Family Asks NHRC to Intervene

New Delhi: Unable to access information about Varavara Rao’s health from hospital authorities, his family has written to the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC). Rao, who tested positive for COVID-19 and has several co-morbidities, is currently at Mumbai’s Nanavati Hospital.

Other than a confirmation about his positive COVID-19 test, his family says in the letter, they have received no information whatsoever about his health. “Denial of any information on Mr. Rao’s health is a direct violation of NHRC’s order dated July 13, 2020, whereby it had specifically directed the prison authorities to provide all the necessary medical care and assistance to Shri Rao with intimation to his family members,” the letter says. The Wire

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *