New Delhi: Amidst the current wave of Covid-19 in the country, the Supreme Court on Thursday took suo moto cognizance of the serious situation and issued a notice to the Central Government. The court said that it wants a ‘national plan’ on issues with the coronavirus. The court-appointed senior advocate Harish Salve as amicus curiae to assist in the proceedings of automatic cognizance.
The court sought answers from the central government on these 4 issues
The Supreme Court has issued a notice and sought an answer from the Central Government on four issues. This includes the state government’s authority to declare the status of oxygen supply, medicines required to treat patients infected with the coronavirus, methods of vaccination, and lockdown.
Next hearing of the case will be held on April 23
A three-member bench of Chief Justice SA Bobde, Justice L Nageswara Rao and Justice SR Bhat said that it would also consider the issue related to the manner of Covid-19 vaccination in the country. The bench said that it will also assess the aspect related to the power of the High Court to declare lockdown amidst the global epidemic. The bench issued notice to the Center and said that it would hear the matter on Friday.