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Can't Stay Mute, We Plan To Play Complementary Role To HCs: SC

'There is a need for top court's intervention on certain national issues as there might be matters related to coordination between states,' the Supreme Court said.

Can't Stay Mute, We Plan To Play Complementary Role To HCs: SC
At a time of national crisis, the top court cannot be a mute spectator, the court said taking suo motu case on Covid management. | File photo
Can't Stay Mute, We Plan To Play Complementary Role To HCs: SC
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2021-04-27T14:08:04+05:30

The Supreme Court on Tuesday said High Courts were in a better position to monitor the Covid-19 situation within their territorial boundaries. At a time of national crisis, the top court cannot be a mute spectator, the court said taking suo motu case on Covid management.

"There is a need for top court's intervention on certain national issues as there might be matters related to coordination between states," it said.

A bench headed by Justice D Y Chandrachud said high courts are in a better position to monitor the pandemic situation within their territorial boundaries.

There is a need for top court's intervention on certain national issues as there might be matters related to coordination between states, it said.

“We are playing a complementary role, if High Courts have any difficulty in dealing with issues due to territorial limitations, we will help,” said the bench, also comprising Justices L Nageswara Rao and S Ravindra Bhat.

Last Thursday, the bench took note of the pandemic situation due to a sudden surge in Covid-19 cases as also mortality and said it expected the Centre to come out with a “national plan” to deal with the distribution of essential services and supplies, including oxygen and drugs.  

Observing that oxygen to patients infected with the virus is said to be an “essential part” of treatment, the top court had said it seemed that a certain amount of “panic” has been generated due to which people have approached several high courts seeking relief.

With PTI inputs

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