"Many lawyers lost their lives due to lack of mediclaim policy:" Madras High Court forms committee to examine insurance coverage for advocates

"Taking into consideration, around 65,000 advocates are on the rolls of Bar Council of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, their interests should be taken care of as they do not have any Health Insurance Policy," the Court said.

In an order passed last month, the Madras High Court ordered the constitution of a committee to look into how medical insurance coverage can be provided for advocates (Sudha Ramalingam v The Bar Council and ors).

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