Court studies guardianship that asks for clear rules for the prioritization of ICUs







The Constitutional Court selected for its study a guardianship that asks the Ministry of Health to have clear rules to follow for when, in shortage situations, in the framework of the covid-19 pandemic, doctors have to face the difficult situation of prioritizing one patient over another in the Intensive Care Units.


(Read: The guardianship against discrimination in triage to enter the ICU due to covid)

The guardianship was presented by a group of 25 people, over 60 years of age, who are in a situation of disability and/or with diseases with the judicial accompaniment of the Healthy Families Initiative of the O’Neill Institute for Law and National and Global Health and the Action Program for Equality and Social Inclusion (PAISS) of the Universidad de los Andes.