The preliminary affidavit was filed by the Central government which is being followed by a more comprehensive affidavit dated Jan 13 2022. The Centre stated that the directions and guidelines issued by the Centre and the Ministry were in the larger public interest, keeping in view the Covid pandemic.
The petition, filed by Dr Rohit Jain, alleged that the notification has been finalized and notified in an utmost arbitrary manner without following the due process of law as prescribed under Section 7 of the Clinical Establishment Act, 2010.
The Delhi Police had issued a challan of Rs 500 to a lawyer who was not wearing a mask while driving back home alone in his car. The lawyer has now moved the Delhi High Court, wanting this challan to be quashed and asking for damages of Rs 10 lakh for mental harassment.
In order to better understand the disease, ICMR has mooted a proposal for a registry. This powerful tool will analyse data of all Covid-19 patients in hospitals and should include those being home-managed.
The Supreme Court today said that the Government needs to do more in order to protect the corona Warriors while hearing a plea seeking accommodation and quarantine facilities for health workers involved in treating COVID-19 patients.