While hearing the Corona crisis, Justice Chandrachud said that the intervention of the Supreme Court on some national issues is needed.
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A hearing was held in the Supreme Court today about the National Plan to deal with the Corona epidemic. In view of the increasing graph of Corona and the problems being faced by the patients, the Supreme Court took suo motu cognizance of this matter and issued a notice to the Center asking for a national plan to deal with Corona. On this issue, Justice DY Chandrachud, Justice L.V. Nageswara Rao and Justice S. Ravindra Bhatt’s bench heard.
The Supreme Court said, ‘This court cannot remain a mute spectator at a time of national crisis. Our aim is to play our role with the help of the High Courts. High courts also have an important role.
During the hearing, Justice Chandrachud said, ‘The purpose of these hearings is not to suppress the High Court or interfere in their work. He has a better understanding of what is happening within his territorial boundaries. On the Corona case, the Supreme Court issued an order to the Central Government saying
If the High Court has any difficulty, we will help: Supreme Court
The Supreme Court said that the hearings of different high courts will continue. The High Court is more aware of the ground reality in its own states. Justice Chandrachud said that on some national issues, the Supreme Court needs to intervene. Apart from this, the Supreme Court cannot be a mute spectator during a national crisis. Justice Chandrachud said that if the High Court has any difficulty in dealing with an issue due to regional boundaries, then we will help.
Justice Ravindra Bhatt raised the issue of the cost of the vaccine. Justice Bhatt asked that ‘different manufacturers are coming with different prices. What is the central government doing about it? The judge said that the Drug Controller Act has powers under Section 6 of the Patent Act. This is epidemic and national crisis. Is this not the time to use such powers? When will this time come? ‘
The Supreme Court asked the government these questions on the corona crisis
- The Supreme Court asked what is the whole plan on oxygen, how much oxygen is there at the moment, how is it divided, what is the situation in the states at present. The Supreme Court also asked?
- How will everyone get the vaccine from May 1, how many vaccines does the country currently have, how will everyone get the vaccine, what is the government’s plan for this?
- Why do vaccines have different prices? What is the basis of vaccine pricing?
- What is the preparation for the supply of essential medicines like Remadecivir?
- The central and state governments have been asked to form a large panel of doctors, so that patients can get the advice of the doctor.
- State governments have been asked what are their arrangements in the Corona crisis.
- The Supreme Court said that the court cannot remain a mute spectator. It was further said that the Supreme Court is hearing from the point of view of cooperation.
Now the next hearing of the case will be held on April 30. The Central Government will file a new affidavit before the hearing. The Supreme Court last week decided to raise the problems related to the distribution of oxygen, vaccines and medicines across the country amid the growing cases of Kovid and had issued a notice to the Center and sought a national plan.
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