SC disposes of plea on safety of medical personnel; Dedicated helpline number to address concerns of medical warriors: SG Tushar Mehta
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SC disposes of plea on safety of medical personnel; Dedicated helpline number to address concerns of medical warriors: SG Tushar Mehta

Debayan Roy

The Supreme Court today disposed of a plea filed by a Kerala-based nurses' association raising questions on government efforts to deal with the health and safety of medical personnel in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

A three-judge Bench of Justices NV Ramana, Sanjay Kishan Kaul and BR Gavai disposed of the plea after Solicitor General Tushar Mehta assured the Court that a dedicated helpline number would be put in place for medical staff.

SG Mehta stated that the helpline number could be used to address concerns raised by healthcare workers regarding non-availability of Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs), salary cuts, eviction by house owners, etc.

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