Month: July 2020

SC Passes Historic Order to All State Governments for Closer Review of Treatment and Dignified Handling of Dead Bodies of COVID-19 Patients: PBT Submits Memorandum to Health Secretaries Seeking Urgent Compliance of Apex Court’s Direction

Supreme Court of India suo motu started a public interest litigation (PIL) on the clinical management of COVID-19 patients and disposal of dead bodies after watching disturbing news of horrific conditions of COVID-hospitals from the media at large (W.P. Civil No. 7/2020; In Re: Proper Treatment of COVID-19 patients and dignified handling of dead bodies …

Supreme Court Suo Motu Takes On Abysmal Condition Of COVID-19 Patients: PBT Sends Urgent Appeal To All State Health Secretaries Seeking Immediate Compliance Of Apex Court’s Directions

Supreme Court of India took up a public interest litigation (PIL) last month on it’s own motion (Suo Motu) citing the pitiful condition of COVID-19 patients who are being treated as per ICMR guidelines with little or no accountability. The Apex Court made scathing criticism of the present situation and issued notices to the central …

PBT Sends Notice To ICMR Demanding Explanation For Use Of Unproven Hydroxychloroquine Therapy In COVID-19 Patients As Ordered By Supreme Court More Than 2 Months Ago

While disposing of the writ petition (PIL) filed by PBT challenging the “off-label” and unscientific use of anti-malarial drug, Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), in COVID-19 patients, Hon’ble Apex Court passed an order on 30th April, 2020 directing the Solicitor General that the issues in this PIL may be placed before ICMR and ICMR should consider the points …

Medical Council in UK Suspends License of Doctor For Calling COVID-19 A “Hoax”: What About Medical Regulators In India?

The General Medical Council (GMC), central regulator for medical practice in United Kingdom (UK), has decided indefinite suspension of medical registration of a Pakistan-based surgeon, Mohammad Iqbal Adil, pending full investigation for dubbing the global COVID-19 pandemic as a “hoax”, reported today by the British Medical Journal (BMJ) (see below). The COVID-19 pandemic that has …