Six Supreme Court Judges down with Swine flu; CJI Bobde meets Lawyers and Judges
A statement released by Union Ministry of Health said that the Supreme Court’s six judges have been affected by swine flu by the H1N1 virus. Because of this viral infection Chief Justice of India S. A Bobde met with the Bar Association president Mr. Dushyant Dave on 25th February to discuss the to prevent the spread of swine flu infection among advocates and judges.
On Tuesday the court began half an hour late and some of the judges were not attended the session. He added that justices A.S. Bopanna, Hemant Gupta, and Nazeer were not attending the court and he also doesn’t know the exact number of the judges but some of the judges were taken ill in the past few days.
The Ministry of Health immediately taken over the preventive measures included the First Aid Post of CGHS strengthened at the Supreme court sites. The ministry is giving the Prophylactic Treatment to all who have come in contact with judges and with their family members. They added that the H1N1 sensitization workshop will also be conducted with the lawyers and other staff members.
The chief Justice of India Mr.Bobde concerned for the health of lawyers and litigants and the central government would be set immediately to treat the ill and he also offered financial help to judges who were unable to pay for their treatment, Mr. Dave said.
Some of the judges had indeed been unwell last week, but now they are fully recovered, the sources said